Every Picture Recalls Something
Have you ever had a faint memory of something and badly want to find ways of recollection? That could be places you visited, people you met or past events. Some of you might have read our write-up about a certain car not that long ago and have a sense that yours truly is a bit of a car buff who unfortunately did not have much to show what had been owned so talks seemed just talks. That’s the situation till earlier this week when all of a sudden, there was the discovery in a certain dark corner of the apartment an old carton inside which, among other things, was this old picture album of the cars owned more than 30 years ago. It’s such a joy to see some of these timeless machines and we hope there are enough enthusiasts among our subscribers finding these pictures interesting.
As the Mid-Autumn Festival is fast approaching, many of you must be wondering whether the social gathering restriction order might be relaxed to allow the family dinner to be at an outside restaurant or we would still be confined to doing it at home. Either way though, you will need to quench the thirst for alcohol of a big group. And that’s when wines in magnum size (1.5 L) would come very handy!!!
On that note, we would like to offer the following for your consideration:
2007 Taittinger Comte de Champagne (WA95) at $1,950/magnum – From our favourite champagne house, this is medium to full bodied and reveals a pretty bouquet of lemon oil, dried white flowers and crushed chalk. Well balanced with excellent depth and especially in magnum size, it is very enjoyable now and has a long future ahead too.
2000 Gaja Sori San Lorenzo (WA95) at $4,500/magnum – Gaja is no doubt a First Growth equivalent of Piedmont, with this single vineyard Barbaresco at the pinnacle of all its offerings. Powerful, multi-dimensional but without foregoing elegance, the wine is always extremely rewarding.
2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Vigna Case Mate (WA96) at $1,100/magnum – A robust wine of intensity, structure and muscle that opens with a bouquet of dark cherry and blackberry, followed by spice, smoke and minerals.
2015 Isole e Olena Cepparello (WA95) at $1,100/magnum – Sangiovese from Tuscany revealing all elements of fruit, spice, tar tobacco and grilled herbs after spending an hour in a decanter, with enormous potential in its aging trajectory.
2014 San Giusto a Rentennano la Ricolma (WA96) at $1,400/magnum – Sumptuously textured and rich, this beauty soothes the palate with dark fruits, spice and toast as one tends to finish it all too quickly. The one unfortunate thing is that prices of wines from this producer have gone up a lot recently with its growing reputation and strong following.
2016 Raul Perez La Vizcaina La Vitoriana (WA96) at $480/magnum – From Bierzo and out of mainly the Mencia grape varietal, this is subtle, elegant and with a velvety texture, leading some to regard these wines as the Burgundy of Spain. Only 3,000 bottles of this one produced by the house from probably the best vintage in the last 10 years.
Of course we have many other things in regular size bottles. You are encouraged to browse our website www.vinopolis.com.hk to view our full wine list. Purchases can be made through this online platform, by sending us an e-mail or just WhatsApp to 9195-7383.