Chivite – Great Pleasure to Drink!

Finally tried it!  Chivite is quite a powerful wine, with medium to full body.  It’s kind of like a marriage between Spain and France.  Although a Tempranillo based (65%), the 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon do add to the Bordeaux taste.  The first noticable nose is minerals, and followed by leather.  The taste is a mixture of black fruits and tobacco.  Tannin is noticeable but well structured that suggests potential for cellaring.  The finish is long and complex, a great joy to have. Make sure you decant for at least an hour if you’re drinking it now.  Otherwise, wait for 2 more years to come back to it! There’s… Read More

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Value for Money Spanish Red Wine in Town

Bodegas Olivares – Altos de La Hoya 2009 Region: Jumilla DO, Murcia (southeastern Spain) Grape: Monastrell, Garnacha Pridce: HK$65 Available at: Watson’s Wine HK My top choice.  Don’t be misled by its low price, Altos delivers great aroma and ripe fruit with oak, comparable to those that sell more than $200. Baronia del Montsant Flor de Englora 2006 Region: Montsant DO, Catalonia (northeastern Spain) Grape: Garnacha, Carinena, Syrah, Merlot Price: HK$80 Available at: Watson’s Wine HK A typical Garnacha dominated wine with strong raspberries taste and aroma, finishing with a tint of pepper from Syrah.  Merlot, although very small percentage, does add to the body and deeper color of the wine.  A… Read More

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