Waiting for Thirty Years…
Updated: Jul 2, 2020
What happened in 1990 and the thirty years since then? Five US presidents, six UK prime ministers and fifteen Japanese prime ministers have since been in and out of office. Germany became one country again. There were perhaps five financial crises of global magnitude. The worldwide web was just created and we have seen its proliferation and with that, our lives have changed in more ways than one. On the sports front, Martina Navratilova won her last Grand Slam single event in 1990. Liverpool was crowned that same year as the champion at the highest-level local football league for the 18th time and way ahead as the most successful football club in England.
On that last note, none could imagine it would take thirty years to witness Liverpool to win another domestic league championship as they will be given a guard of honour in their upcoming match against Manchester City. Despite winning the EUFA Champion League twice and a few other cups during that period, disappointments have been more of the norm for us Liverpool supporters. Even when Jurgen Klopp was installed as manager (the 9th since 1990), there was initial skepticism especially with the rather mediocre result for the first year. But how things have changed. The team these two seasons has been as unorthodox as great to watch in that the full backs are the primary source of attacking movements while the midfielders are more for defense; the wingers being the scorers and the centre forward a retracted “false 9” more for linkage of play. It is fair to say that Klopp has transformed not only the team but made all the players better and they are now together more than their sum. Where will the team go from here? It is always futile to make firm predictions in life but then it is probably not overly optimistic to think of Liverpool winning another league championship in less than thirty years.
OK now…back to wine…and we have the following recent additions to recommend:
2016 El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary (WA99) at $500/bottle – Cabernet Franc/Merlot blend from a leading Argentinian estate, this single vineyard wine has intensity, concentration and power but never feels heavy because of its great balance. Only 2,500 bottles produced annually.
2013 Stag's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard (WA95) at $700/bottle – From Napa, medium to full bodied with beautiful blackcurrant, floral infused fruits and a great texture, making this a serious wine to enjoy for the next 20 years.
2006 Shirvington Shiraz (WA95) at $290/bottle – Opulent wine from South Australia with a splendid aroma of smoke, pencil lead, grilled meat on top of black fruits.
2013 San Leonardo (WA96) at $500/bottle – Stunning flagship wine from this Northern Italian estate…a Cabernet Sauvignon blend that is intense and giving a mixed and balanced bouquet of plummy fruit, spice, leather and tobacco.
2015 Michel Bouzereau Meursault 1er Cru les Genevrieres (VN95) at $630/bottle – Hard to find a good Burgundy at affordable price and this may just be one. Great white wine with a sophisticated bouquet of lemon thyme and white peach, wrapping up with a good and slightly saline finish.
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