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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Wine Exhibition : Wine For Asia 2007 (Part IV)

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Chateau Pontet-Canet 2003 (French) Smell : Sweetish ripe fruit.

Taste : Very ripe fruits. Smooth and easy-drinking, without the intensity or significant complexity.

After-taste : Fast and rushed.

Chateau Giscours 2003 (French)
Smell : Warm sweetish aromas.

Taste : Light-easy drinking, cherry-based but overall weak intensity.

After-taste : Uncomplicated finish.

In a nutshell, the overall impression I had of the 2003 Bordeaux Reds is that of a very summer ripen set of wines, which are pleasant to drink, with smooth tannins and would go well with food. Almost like a New World freshness and fruity forthcoming, however, I would not recommend that they be kept any longer for aging and in fact would drink rather well now. In fact, based on this tastings, I would dare say the 2003s are somewhat overpriced in the shops.

Chateau Suduiraut 2003 (French)
Smell : Sweet honey lemon with no bitterness.

Taste : Smooth on the tongue with medium viscosity, flavourful with orange marmalade .

After-taste : Smooth after-taste with lingering sweetness.

Chateau Guirand 2003 (French)
Smell : Sea-salt and honey lemon.

Taste : Intense honey and well balance, with no orange peel bitterness.

After-taste : Slowly transcends to a nice somewhat attap seed-like finish.

Again I found the Sauternes wines this year exceedingly enjoyable. I introduced the two Sauternes wines to friends I met at the fair and many were enjoying them too.
Hopefully we see more of them next year.



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