Occasionally, if any of us have a wine of interest, a few of us wine loving Penangites will get together for a tasting. So here we were, Adrian, kindly offering his apartment, Choong and myself looking forward to three very notable wines: two significant 2010 Shirazes from Australia, and a 2011 Syrah from Chile. Penfolds […]
Once a month on a Monday night Choong and Markus of Restaurant Markus conduct a wine tasting using some of the wines from the vast and diverse cellar of Choong. This is the first one I have been able to get to, and after this great night I am rather looking forward to future events. […]
Tasted May 2016. Pauillac is the largest city in the Medoc, on the Bordeaux Left Bank, and is home to three of the four original 1855 classification of First Growths, aka Premiere Grand Crus. These were Chateau Latour, Chateau Lafite Rothschild, and Chateau Margaux. Since there were no Right Bank wines named in the 1855 classification, […]
Another Thursday night soiree and another group of new people to meet. And another totally enjoyable evening with fellow tasters John and Sally, Dennis and Marisel, Adrian, Ju, Rene, John, Pauline and maybe a couple of others. Hosted as usual by sommelier James who tried his very best to maintain some sort of order as […]
This is a very interesting wine retailer and restaurant in the Vantage Point complex, Jalan Desiran Tanjung, northern part of George Town. It’s not well advertised, or well signed on the ground floor of the Vantage complex, but the search is worth it. Managed by Peter Low, they have an excellent range of wines from all […]
That Little Wine Bar is an unassuming but delightful little place in Jalan Chow Thye in George Town, just off the relentless rush of the main road. Every Thursday evening they have a wine tasting soiree of three wines selected by James the sommelier, accompanied by some lovely nibbles. The blurb said ‘come and join […]
On the home page of the Freycinet Vineyard website I read this statement; Absolute dedication – no compromise. Inspired by the tremendous opportunities of the East Coast of Tasmania, Geoff and Susan Bull cleared the site in 1978, planted the first vines in 1979 and established the first commercial winery on the East Coast. They […]
Colour – deep red/brick/crimson. Nose – soft, spicy, blackcurrant and plum. Palate – medium to full bodied, silky with blackcurrant and grippy tannins still present. A longish finish with some cassis, plum and spice.