TASTING NOTE: Dark purple, clear; rich on nose, remarkable smoky, okay and dark berry, jam aromas, hints of mints and fresh herbs; round and rich in mouth, rich and matured tannin, medium plus .
WINERY: In September 2011, China’s Helan Qingxue Vineyard was awarded the International Trophy at the Decanter World Wine Awards for their Jia Bei Lan Grand Reserve 2009 wine. This is the highest award ever won by a Chinese winery, and is a tribute to the foresight and dedication of the founders of this high-quality producer in the foothills of Ningxia’s Helan Mountains. Producing long lived Bordeaux-style reds, Helan Qingxue Vineyard is widely regarded as the brightest star in China’s firstly truly world-class wine region, Ningxia.
This is consistently one of the very best villages wines from Chablis plus it ages superbly well…rich, intense and detailed flavors that possess excellent mid-palate concentration that imparts a real sense of volume and completely buffers the firm acid spine on the balanced, persistent and long finish. One to buy by the case at this level - Burghound 89 points/Broad, creamy nose for a Chablis. Apples, limes - fresh and fine on the palate, with leesy texture. Light but definite. Drink 2011-2013
Jean-Marc Brocard is one of the leading producers of Chablis, with an outstanding range of Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines. Chablis is an historic wine-producing town in northern-central France famed for producing light, dry white wines that are celebrated for their minerality and crisp acidity.
With elegant lifted aromas of cherry, red currant and rose hip. Delicate fruit flavours complement the floral notes and subtle tannins with a classic 'extra-dry' finish.
Red five star winery. Yering Station is situated at the 'heart' of the Yarra Valley , one hours drive from Melbourne. Viticulture practices at Yering Station consider old world techniques, and apply Australian innovation to their unique environment. Committed to dynamic, experimental and progressive winemaking, Willy Lunn, the winemaker, is setting the bar very high and has already won numerous accolades and awards.
Exotic aromatics of mahogany and sandalwood follow through to supple red licorice, cranberry, cherry and raspberry flavors that are elegant, precise and balanced. Baking spice details of clove and nutmeg persist on the finish.
The original vineyard in what is today regarded as one of New Zealand's best wine regions, Martinborough Vineyard has won numerous accolades for the quality of their wines over many years.