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今日不驚嚇 只給您拜年 : 好酒不時從猴(喉)過 猴(喉)韻甘美心神活!!

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開瓶葡萄酒  敬祝大家

好酒不時從猴(喉)過  猴(喉)韻甘美心神活!!

猴年行大運  事事猴腮雷!!

春節期間,開瓶葡萄酒休假與營業時間如下

26~214(大年初七):春節休假

215(大年初八):新春開市,正常營業


最近更新在 週五, 05 二月 2016 08:55

無須等到天荒地老 現在喝 剛剛好---四款不同產區的波爾多二軍酒

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波爾多列級酒莊酒, 如果是一軍酒, 通常沒個至少10年的陳放, 很難會喝來令人愉悅. 不過一些二軍酒就可以彌補需要長時間等待的遺憾! 農曆年節將至, 想要喝些好年份的波爾多又不想要等到天荒地老, 開瓶蒐集整理出四個來自不同產區的列級波爾多二軍酒 :

1.09 LaCroix-Martillac, Pessac-Leognan (Chateau Latour Martillac 二軍, Grand Cru Classe de Graves)

一軍分數: RP93
The best ever wine from this estate (even better than their sensational 2005), this full-bodied wine offers notes of blueberry, black currant, asphalt and burning charcoal embers in a deep, layered and multi-dimensional style. It is impressively pure and well-built, with far greater concentration and length than I ever remember this wine having in the past. Forget it for 5 years and drink it over the following three decades.

2.09 La Dame de Malescot, Margaux (Chateau Malescot-St-Exupery二軍, 3級)

一軍分數: RP96

An inky/purple color is followed by notes of Asian plum sauce, forest floor, creme de cassis, black raspberries and a floral component that is unusual for a Margaux. A wine of exceptional intensity and purity with a full-bodied, sumptuous texture, lots of fresh vibrancy and excellent definition, this beautiful 2009 exhibits high but sweet tannin. It is more sexy than the 2005 was at a similar age, although their level of extract and concentration is relatively equal. Something about the 2009 reminds me of a Margaux version of St.-Julien's Leoville Poyferre ... if that makes any sense. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040.

This is another fabulous effort from an estate that has been doing extraordinary work over the last 10-15 years. I enjoyed the 2009 as much as the 2005, perhaps even slightly more because while it has structure, the tannins are less aggressive and there is more succulence, flesh and texture in the 2009.

3.10 Cuvee Legende Chateau La Tour Carnet, Haut Medoc (Chateau La Tour Carnet二軍, 4級)

一軍分數: RP93
Probably La Tour Carnet’s best since their 2001, the 2010 La Tour Carnet exhibits wonderful ripeness, a dense ruby/purple color, notes of licorice, camphor and some toast as well as lots of black currant and blueberry fruit. It is medium to full-bodied, with attractive sweetness of tannin, good acidity, excellent delineation to its component parts, and a full-bodied, impressively long finish. This wine may close down somewhat, given the moderate tannins, but it seems relatively accessible despite being a 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035. 

Another spectacular effort from proprietor Bernard Magrez, this Haut Medoc was harvested very late in 2010. The final blend is 60% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest a small amount of Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

4.11 Amiral de Beychevelle, Saint Julien (Ch. Beychevelle二軍, 4級)

一軍分數: RP87~89
Beychevelle appears to have handled the 2011 vintage in an intelligent manner, producing a soft, round, attractive, medium-bodied wine that, while not terribly deep or powerful, is well-balanced with excellent equilibrium and lots of dusty, loamy soil notes interwoven with black cherry and plummy fruit. This pretty St.-Julien can be drunk over the next decade.

以上, 

不單賣, 四瓶套組盒裝價:  NT$5,888 (僅36盒, 包裝就如本文最上圖)

因 為是非常優質且數量有限的酒款, 還是得再告訴大家, 有興趣的朋友請盡快回覆您需要的品項與數量, 此次購滿 4 瓶 屆時即享免費宅配服務. 符合宅配條件的朋友請告知您的中文姓名, 宅配地址與聯絡電話. 謝謝大家, 謝謝!!

PS.1: 請注意, 這些酒款均為預購酒, 預計2016.02.03 光復店開始供貨, 若 有提前或延後會另行通知有購買的朋友
PS.2: 開瓶希望每次的推薦酒有興趣的朋友都能買到, 但有些品項真的就是太搶手, 在此再次跟所有曾經或即將向隅的朋友致上最深的歉意!
PS.3: RP: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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最近更新在 週三, 27 一月 2016 08:58

往事歷歷在目---柔美風格之教皇新堡新星: La Bastide St. Dominique

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Dear All,

四年前六月實地親身拜訪了這個多數專業酒評口中的"隆河明日之星"(現在應該已經不是"明日"). 著實對充滿想法熱情但同時又尊重傳統的年輕酒莊主人Eric Bonnet留下了深刻的印象. 由於所有對於葡萄園管理和釀酒的學習都是在布根地完成, 再加上酒莊多數的葡萄園都位於以沙質土為主的Pignan區域(也是目前最貴的教皇新堡葡萄酒為Ch. Rayas葡萄園主要的所在區域), 因此在酒的風格上與多數講求濃, 厚, 重(通常是土質以鵝卵石為主的教皇新堡)的南隆河酒, 有著非常大的差異 : 纖細, 柔美與均衡才是Eric Bonnet追求的葡萄酒風格, 這點也的的確確展現在近幾年La Bastide St. Dominique的酒中, 說他深受布根地的影響, 一點也不為過. 而這樣風格的教皇新堡酒(其實最昂貴的Ch. Rayas也是獨樹一格的細緻柔美風格), 似乎也說明了教皇新堡的酒可以有另外一種可能性, 畢竟, 誰能每天喝"果醬或墨汁"型的葡萄酒呢?

也正因為Eric Bonnet 釀製的教皇新堡體態輕盈, 穠纖合度, 我們在酒莊所享受的一場簡單的普羅旺斯點心(由Eric的媽媽親自下廚)與La Bastide St. Dominique新年份葡萄酒的對話, 其琴瑟和鳴的程度令人驚豔!! 這樣的結果其實完全出乎我的預料之外, 因為如果是"傳統的"教皇新堡, 年輕時如果要搭餐, 大概除了油脂豐厚的紅肉, 還是油脂豐厚的紅肉. 但是, 柔美風格的La Bastide St. Dominique, 完全表現出其優異的搭餐能力, 而葡萄酒的存在本質, 不也就是要讓餐點增色嗎?:)

開瓶誠摯推薦:

1. 10 La Bastide St. Dominique, Chateauneuf du Pape @NT$1,390

RP:92
The reasonably priced 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is a slightly downsized version of the Secrets de Pignan. There is more Syrah in the blend and perhaps that is the reason for its spectrum of darker fruits than the Pignan. There is a lot to like here with copious floral notes intermixed with black currant and black cherry fruit as well as hints of sandy soils and balsam wood. Full, rich and very natural tasting, this beauty can be drunk now and over the next decade. 

2. 12 La Bastide St. Dominique, Chateauneuf du Pape @
NT$1,390
RP:91
A blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and the rest Mourvedre and Cinsault, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape is a classic effort that does everything right. Garrigue, dry aged beef, blackberry and kirsch are all present in this medium to full-bodied, ripe, layered and character-filled effort. Possessing excellent concentration, sweet tannin and low acidity, it’s a rock-star base cuvee to drink over the coming decade.

3.10 La Bastide St. Dominique, Secrets de Pignan, Châteauneuf Du Pape @NT$2,200
RP:95
The blockbuster 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Secrets de Pignan Vieilles Vignes is a great buy in the marketplace as prices for this estate have not yet gone through the roof as they have for other old vine cuvees of Chateauneuf du Pape. Nearly as good as the 2007, the 2010 exhibits copious quantities of black raspberries, black cherries, forest floor, licorice, pepper and bouquet garni. Terrific structure, a full-bodied mouthfeel and good freshness and liveliness make for a fabulous wine to enjoy over the next 15+ years. 

4.11 La Bastide St. Dominique, Secrets de Pignan, Châteauneuf Du Pape @NT$2,200
RP:91
Also outstanding and a rock-solid 2011, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Secrets de Pignan (100% Grenache aged all in tank) offers up a sweet, perfumed and red fruit-driven style with loads of herbs de Provence, dried flowers, fruit cake and kirsch and sweet cherry fruit all emerging from the glass. Medium-bodied, textured and yet nicely focused and pure, it’s a character-filled effort that will dish out loads of pleasure over the coming 7-8 years. Drink now-2021.

5.12 La Bastide St. Dominique, Secrets de Pignan, Châteauneuf Du Pape @NT$2,200
RP:94
The star of the show is the 100% Grenache 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Secrets de Pignan. Coming all from sandy soils, it has a polished, classy style in its blueberry, plum sauce, toasted spice and licorice-dominated bouquet. Seeming to show some oak (although I believe this is aged all in tank) and some modern qualities, it stays beautifully balanced and is medium to full-bodied, thrillingly pure, seamless, and has building tannin that emerge on the finish. It’s a fabulous expression of Grenache to drink over the coming decade.

6.12 La Bastide St. Dominique, Les Hesperides, Châteauneuf Du Pape @NT$2,200
RP:93
The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Hespérides is an even split of Mourvedre and Grenache that doesn’t pull any punches in its floral, plum, blackberry, meaty, iron and crushed-rock-scented bouquet. Medium to full-bodied, plump and layered, with fabulous mid-palate depth and ripe tannin, it's approachable today thanks to a wealth of fruit, but it should have over a decade of longevity as well.

7.14 La Bastide St. Dominique, La Chapelle White, Châteauneuf Du Pape @NT$1,750
RP:91
A step up over the classic white, the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc Chapelle is 100% Clairette that spent six months in equal parts stainless steel and barrel. Tasting like a top flight Chardonnay, it offers beautiful notes of apple blossom, citrus, spice-box and river rock. Medium-bodied, elegant and seamless with a light texture, it’s not a heavy weight and won’t make old bones, but it should drink nicely through 2019. 


以上,

有興趣的朋友請盡快回覆您需要的品項與數量, 購滿 6 瓶屆時即享免費宅配服務. 符合宅配條件的朋友請告知您的中文姓 名, 宅配地址與聯絡電話. 謝謝大家, 謝謝!!

PS.1: 請注意, 這些酒為預購酒, 2016.02.02(星期二)開瓶光復店開始供貨, 若有提前或延後將另行通知有購買的朋友
PS.2: 開瓶希望每次的推薦酒有興趣的朋友都能買到, 但有些品項真的就是太搶手, 在此再次跟所有曾經或即將向隅的朋友致上最深的歉意!!

酒莊簡介:
莊園建於16世紀,以前是一座溫馨的教堂。這裡冬季吹著著名的Mistral乾寒的西北風、夏季則是勉強可忍受的酷熱。現在主人的兒子Eric Bonnett已加入家族事業,管理整個莊園的運作。
Eric Bonnet自小接受父親的教導在葡萄園一起工作,後來隻身去到勃根地學習葡萄園的管理以及釀酒技術。遵從傳統的Eric非常了解當地的風土所培育出的葡萄應該採用傳統的釀製方式才能展現最佳的風貌。
Bonnett家族的葡萄園有34公頃,涵蓋了教皇新堡區(11公頃)、隆河村莊區(5公頃)、隆河區(10公頃)以及其他為日常Table Wine。所有產出的令人驚艷又真實的美酒都是在自家莊園釀製,最後的裝瓶也是在自家的莊園完成的。尤其是稱為Pignan的砂土地所出產的高級混釀酒。 Robert Parker給了很高的評價並且提到 “大多數消費者還不瞭解本酒莊的高品質,因此價位還很合理”。
Bonnett家族採用現代化的釀酒設備但是遵從傳統的釀酒技術,以獲得最佳品質的葡萄;人工採收&人工篩選(園內採收一次,進酒桶前一次)並且 使用「PIGEAGE」古法讓酒液自葡萄皮萃取足夠的單寧與色素。除了Syrah品種葡萄採用木桶熟成,其餘大部分品種包括最重要的Grenache都以 傳統水泥槽作為熟成的重要設備。

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最近更新在 週二, 26 一月 2016 12:07

週五驚嚇現貨Go --- 一小撮內行酒迷最不想讓其他人知道的義大利酒莊 : Calabretta

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以下酒款3, 4, 5, 7號已售完

 
   

Dear All,

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西西里可說是近年義大利最近最有活力、最蓬勃發展的產酒區。當地酒業在經歷了20世紀80、90年代有如隨波逐流般追逐國際化的風潮後,自21世紀開始重新將重心移回到當地優質的在地品種,致力於在地品種的重新發現與詮釋。

位於埃特納火山(Mt. Etna)周邊的Etna是探討這波重新發現西西里的浪潮中不可或缺的一塊拼圖,這裡的葡萄樹就直接圍繞著火山的邊坡種植,一路向上到海拔一千公尺左右的 高度;地中海的陽光與海風、高海拔所帶來的日夜溫差以及富含礦物質的黑色火山土壤賦予當地主要的紅葡萄品種Nerello Mascalese絕佳的潛質,釀出來的葡萄酒帶有纖細優雅的風貌與紮實的骨架。高度以及火山土壤亦讓當地免於遭受葡萄根瘤蚜蟲(Phylloxera) 的侵害,從而得以保留了為數可觀的百歲老藤。火山雖然賦予了Etna得天獨厚的條件,但頻繁的火山活動卻又不時摧毀週遭的一切,這種生機與毀滅交錯的無常 似乎更增添了Etna的魅力—畢竟誰都沒有把握這麼精彩的葡萄酒是否會在一夕間消失。

Etna獨特的自然環境以及樹齡動輒80-100年的優質老藤在過去的15年間陸續吸引了各路英雄好漢來這裡大展身手。現已儼然成為產區代表的Frank Cornelissen (Frank Cornelissen), Andrea Franchetti (Passopisciaro)及Marc de Grazia (Tenuta Terre Nere)便是第一批擁抱Etna的外來者,他們或使用獨創的方式釀酒,或將在其他地區的成功經驗運用於當地,但都獲得了相當豐碩的成果;另一方面,亦有 一小批在地出身的酒農,試圖藉由回溯根源以重現Etna傳統的釀酒工藝,其中代表便是Calabretta。

Calabretta家族自二十世紀初起即在當地從事葡萄酒業,早期將葡萄或葡萄酒出售予大型酒商,直至1997年Massimo Calabretta及兒子Massimiliano Calabretta決定開始成立酒莊自行裝瓶銷售。

在Calabretta的酒窖中,時光似乎停止在二十世紀初,葡萄的破皮作業仍是以 人力腳踩進行,發酵用的小型木槽亦如百年前所使用的一般,過程自然也只使用原生酵母。酒莊招牌的Etna Rosso在釀造方式上比照傳統Barolo,需在大型橡木桶中陳年六至七年後才裝瓶上市(2004年份的Etna Rosso甚至到2013年才裝瓶上市)。如此返古(反骨?:P)的釀造方式使得Nerello Mascalese在Calabretta的手中得以展現出有如高貴Nebbiolo般的氣韻及陳年實力,酒莊名聲在一小撮內行酒迷的討論區中迅速流傳,甚至被半開玩笑的稱作「最不想讓其他人知道的酒莊」。

然而,Calbretta的成果似乎並未受到當地法定產區主管機關的青睞,Massimiliano便抱怨在每年將樣本酒送審以申請DOC標示的過程中,Calabretta的酒在感官分析的項目屢次被主管機關以「不符合產區特質」為由而要求做更多的說明與補件。因此,Massimiliano決定自2005年開始,將原本的Etna DOC全部「降格」為Sicilia IGT,以示對當地顢頇的官僚單位抗議。

酒莊的葡萄園散布在埃特納火山北坡的Randazzo及Castiglione di Sicilia二村,海拔高度約在600-900公尺間,園中多數是未嫁接、樹齡大約是60-80年的老葡萄樹。葡萄園採有機方式管理,僅使用少量硫黃與硫酸銅劑。葡 萄園內主要種植當地主要品種Nerello Mascalese (紅), Nerello Cappucio (紅), Carricante(白), Minnella(白),近年來酒莊亦開始在海拔最高的幾個葡萄園嘗試種植Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir)。據酒莊表示,在十九世紀早期Pinot Nero在當地曾被廣為種植,現在僅是為了試圖重現當時盛況,目前屬於試驗性質產品,僅有少量生產(這次我們僅拿到60瓶)。

Calabretta的葡萄酒擁有獨特的釀造哲學與絕佳的品質,加上價格十分合理,早已被國際間的資深葡萄酒玩家視為私房名單,深怕一旦成名價格便會跟著水漲船高。開瓶非常幸運,能夠取得Calabretta在台灣的獨家代理權,期望將這款私房佳釀分享給更多愛好葡萄酒的朋友,敬請各位把握難得機會!


1.NV Calabretta, Vino Rosso Cala Cala @NT$550(紅)(國際均價US$17, 約NT570)

Etna red aged born in centenarian vineyards in Calderara (Randazzo). Short maceration time in low dimension steel barrel. Features: high acidity, elegance, tannic structure. It aged for long time in big Slavonian oak barrel. Dedicated to the great Etna tradition.

2.NV Calabretta, Vino Bianco Minnella @NT$550(白)
(義大利當地售價US$15)
he simplicity is her strength… the name is from the shape of the grape (minna = tit) characteristic flavor wit , sulphureous perfume. Light body & minerality.

3.05 Calabretta, IGT Sicilia Nerello Mascalese Vigne Vecchie @
已售完
Nerello Mascalese is a highly regarded, dark-skinned grape variety that grows most commonly on the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily. Its wines, which have had a rapid upsurge in popularity in the last decade, have a tendency to reflect their surroundings, giving taut, fresh red wines with fruity, herbaceous flavors, excellent minerality and an earthy nuance. Nerello Mascalese wines often have a perfume reminiscent of those of the noble wines of Barolo and Burgundy.

4.13 Calabretta, IGT Terre Siciliane Pinot Nero @已售完

New vineyards over 900 m of altitude (1.000 yards)featured by very high temperature range between night & day (more 20° C), impetuous wind & high luminosity & hot sun.
Low quantity of grapes. The fermentation has studied for Pinot Noir.

5.12 Calabretta, IGT Terre Siciliane Nonna Cocetta @已售完

Low quantity of bottle from centenarian party in Passopisciaro. Very structured, tannic… Dedicated to my Grand-mother

6.NV Calabretta, Vino Rosso Piede Franco @
NT$1,590(紅)(查無國際價格)

New vineyards, origin from a rigorous “massale” (ancient vinyards) selection of the vines. 100% ungrafted. In a extraordinary part of the vineyards !

7.NV Calabretta, Vino Rosso Contrada Centenari @
已售完
High fineness & elegance.  Dedicated to my grand-grand father & grand-grand mother & to every centenarian people who lived in this town.

以上,

為慶祝俗又大碗的Calabretta首賣,

1, 2, 3, 4, 6號 任選組合只要購滿六瓶  即再享95折優惠:)

因為都是非常優質且數量有限的酒款, 還是得再告訴大家, 有興趣的朋友請盡快回覆您需要的品項與數量, 此次購滿 6 瓶 屆時即享免費宅配服 務. 符合宅配條件的朋友請告知您的中文姓名, 宅配地址與聯絡電話. 謝謝大家, 謝謝!!

另外, 今天(2016.01.22)晚上本公司因同仁聚餐提早下班, 營業時間至晚上6:30, 如造成大家不便, 敬請見諒!!

PS.1: 請注意, 這幾款酒為現貨酒, 2016.01.22 開瓶光復店開始供貨, 若有提前或延後將另行通知有購買的朋友
PS.2: 開瓶 希望每次的推薦酒有興趣的朋友都能買到, 但有些品項真的就是太搶手, 在此再次跟所有曾經或即將向隅的朋友致上最深的歉意!!

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Cheers,
Chin@[開瓶]
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最近更新在 週五, 22 一月 2016 18:14

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