Tag Archives: Bordeaux

A little love from Saint-Émilion

Our good friends, Bruno and Max, from our favourite Saint-Émilion wine merchant, Vignobles & Chateaux, visited us for a wonderful wine dinner.

To make it even more fun for the assembled guests of sipping and snacking, Bruno and Max organised a blind tasting. The story, including menu and wine list, unravels – rather quickly as you might imagine – below.

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Play Date Weekend with Party Marty

Our good friend, Party Marty, parachuted into Hong Kong for a relatively late night Saturday, all day Sunday and recuperative Monday visit. Despite being well out of practice with The Noble Grape, Party Marty lived up to his moniker.

We, on the other hand, find ourselves still recovering on Tuesday, albeit I anticipate something lascivious to sip this evening. Continue reading Play Date Weekend with Party Marty

Chateau Talbot 2003

IMG_3330Sipping “our” wine while watching “The Big Bang Theory” offers fond memories of our just-learning-good-wine stage coupled with the giggles one only can enjoy from modern, pseudo-intellectual, Yank slapstick comedy.

We have at least one bottle of Chateau Talbot from every vintage since 2000, and we tend to try a few every year to experience the evolution of this medium to heavy bodied St Julien. It is light brownish red on the eye, slightly minerally with dark fruit on the nose, relatively soft but still evident tannins, somewhat chocolate flavored with a pleasant medium-bodied, fairly long finish.

It does not suck and is ready to sip now and probably for another decade!

I understand it generally goes for USD65 per bottle. Relatively good value at home, but I would be hard-pressed to pay a 3x markup at a top-shelf restaurant.