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Sunday, October 09, 2005

Wine Entry : Penfolds 138 Old Vine Barossa Valley 2002

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This is definitely not a wine for the faint-hearted, an obvious full-bodied and powerful wine which can be kept for a longer period of time. I got this bottle during the Jasons Wine Cellar – International Wine & Beer Fair 2005 (29 Sept - 2 Oct). The interesting thing is that I had actually bought the same wine during the Carrerfour Wine fair but of a different vintage i.e. 1999. The 2002 vintage was selling at S$29.90 and the 1999 vintage was selling at S$43.00 So does that mean if I keep the 2002 vintage for another 3 years it will appreciate by 43%? :)
Personally I feel that the 1999 vintage surpasses the 2002, due to the aging and mellowing of the wine.

Smell : Soft flora and summer scents

Taste : Full-bodies, overwhelming blackcurrents, tinge of dark chocolate and pepper.

After-taste : Astringent with slight tinge of sweetness.

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5 Comments:

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  • At 4:15 PM, Blogger Gorry Tan Yang Yang said…

    Hello Tham Tham, Remember to put in a comment about the Austrian Wine Appreciation Night that Qianster & myself enjoyed though we know nuts about wine.

    The Trockenbeerenauslese was a fantastic wine, a tad pricey but i must say its a really good one. Some detractors might say its white ribena, but who cares, i love it!

    ~KT

     
  • At 3:29 PM, Blogger DesDragon said…

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  • At 10:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    U can try the Leasingham's Shiraz Bin 61 from clare valley if u managed to find it. Hard to find it in Singapore. I've seen them selling the 2002 & 2003 ones. If only i can get hold of any of the 1994 to 1999 of this shiraz. *Drools*
    Check out the tasting notes for this Bin61.
    http://www.leasingham-wines.com.au/tasting_notes/2002_Bin61_Shiraz.pdf

     
  • At 4:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Chanced upon this blog. I love Leasingham wines and went mad to find it around in Singapore many years back. If you like Bin 61 Shiraz, you can try the Bin 56 Malbec 2002 and 2003. It's a little sweeter, but it's definitely with a velvety finish.

     

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