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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Wine Entry : Furano Wine - No vintage (Japan)

Bought a half-bottle to try Japanese wine made in Hokkaido for around S$12. A commendable attempt that is trying to mimic French Bordeaux region wines. Dark vibrant purple in the glass.
Smell : Blackcurrent and raspberry scents

Taste : Blend of wood and dark fruits interlaced with some sweetness.

After-taste : Some oak at the end but overall very pedestrian.

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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Wine News : To buy or not to buy Bordeaux 2008s


Two newpaper articles that talk about the 2008 Bordeaux. My personal view, though I have not had the opportunity to try the 2008s, is that they are not of the class as the 2005s. The sellers are talking it up to try to boost sales. With the Global Economic Recession, buyers are not biting.


Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Wine Entry : Rosemount "O" 2008 (Australian)

"Served chilled on ICE, delicate bubbles"....
That's the catchphrase of this marketing wine. There was quite a bit of hype about this summer wine when it was launched in Australia, it is one of the few (if not only) wine that is being encouraged to drink with ICE. I had a taste of it and the closest analogy I could think of is 7up/Sprite with citrus grape flavours and alcohol included.
Not that it was unappetizing to drink, on the contrary it was nice and refreshing drink considering the blazing hot weather we had been getting in Singapore for the past few weeks.
It can be drank on it's own quite comfortably without the ice. But drink today and forget about it ever being a serious wine. Available at Airport's DFS.

Description at back of bottle :
"Rosemount O is a wine specially crafted so that its deliciously crisp flavours are best enjoyed over ice. With delicate bubbles and naturally lower in alcohol, it's the light refreshing wine you have been waiting for."