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Friday, January 16, 2009

Wine Entry : Sassicaia Super Tuscan 2000 (Italian)

Had this half bottle of Sassicaia 2000 in one of the restaurants at Shaw Centre Orchard Road.
It was amazing! The intensity & balance of the palate and wonderful fragrant aromas was to die for...
The half bottle was not enough! Hope I will have a chance to drink more of this label in the coming "Niu" Year...

Here are some write ups on it..

"Sassicaia Super Tuscan - Powerhouse of Italy"

Within the family of "Super-Tuscans", those recalcitrant wines that shunned centuries of Italian tradition by embracing international grape varieties, there is "Sassicaia", the grand-daddy of them all, who has reached iconic status since being declared the best Cabernet Sauvignon out of 33 wines from 11 countries, in 1978 Decanter Magazine Tasting.

As Mr James Suckling commented "Sassicaia is the quintessential Italian Cabernet Sauvignon. In very good to outstanding vintages, it shows a wonderful richness of berry, cassis and even a minty character, along with firm, silky tannins and a great backbone of acidity."


Monday, January 05, 2009

Wine News : Business Times 2 Jan 2009


Mr NK Yong wrote a very insightful article on what to do in the current financial uncertainty - for Wine. I will have to agree with him, now (or a little more down the road) is the time to buy the wines that were over-priced out of the common market for most people. The only point I find unconvincing is that the Reserve de la Comtesse (2nd wine of Pichon Lalande) 2000 is still going for ~US$100. Crystal Second Wines of Great Bordeaux Estates Mega Offer for the 2005 vintage was S$69.30.

The wine shops locally have been sending out numerous sales for the x'mas, new year and CNY. So it is a good time to go shopping if you have the cash to spare. Patience in terms of searching around as well as patience to wait for these great wine to mature is needed.