Krug Grande Cuvee Champagne 2016, E.Guigal La Mouline Cote Rotie 2011, Penfolds Grange 2009, Chateau De Beaucastel Hommage a Jacques Perrin Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2001

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Krug Grande Cuvée NV

Colour: Pale straw

Nose: Clean nose, medium intensity, buttery, biscuit, chardonnay, hints of floral notes.

Palate: Dry, high acidity, biscuit, dried sour cherries, honey, nuts.

Finish: Medium-long finish, honey, slight earthy.

Score: 87+/100


E. Guigal La Mouline Côte Rôtie 2011

Colour: Medium purple core

Nose: Clean nose, high intensity, smoke, plums, dried cherries, blueberry, cured meat, spice, black currants, touch of vanilla.

Palate: Dry, full-bodied, medium acidity, full well structured tannins, plums, blackberries, oak, touch of smoke, roasted coffee bean.

Finish: Long finish, oak, coffee bean, plums.

Score: 90+/100


Penfolds Grange 2009

Colour: Dark purple core

Nose: Clean nose, high intensity, black berries, violets, hints of charred meat, dried cherries, spices.

Palate: Dry, full-bodied, medium+ acidity, full tannins, plums, oak, black cherries, blackberries, spices, savoury-umami-like note, cacao.

Finish: Long, oak, plums, slightly earthy on the very end.

Score:89+/100


Chateau De Beaucastel Hommage a Jacques Perrin Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2001

Colour: Medium purple core, light brown edge.
Nose: Clean nose, high intensity, smoke, leather, liquorice, blackberries, black currant, herbal, candied berries, honeysuckle, orange rind? Extremely complex.
Palate: Dry, full-bodied, high acidity, medium+ tannins, smoked meat, pepper, herbal, leather, plums, salt, spice, mix of dark berries and currants.
Finish: Very Long, oak, chocolate, silky tannins. .Really impressively complex, everything integrates so well, excellent balance, was blown by the complexity on the palate, hard to pick out everything. (Would buy for the price)

Score: 97/100

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