Cheung R.

Cheung R.

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  • Kelly Fleming Cabernet 2007 8 months ago Kelly Fleming Cabernet 2007
    Dark core, ruby rim. Roasted nuts, sweet berries, ripe red fruits, spring flowers, candies cherry, gentle oak, chalk. Very soothing nose. Soft, gentle entry to palate, licorice, concentrated plum juice, orange peel, earth, tobacco leaf developed later. Full bodied, round body, soft but noticeable tannins, finish of cigar box, espresso, plum meat. A bit of heat, 14.5%
  • Cos d'Estournel 2003 9 months ago Cos d'Estournel 2003 Recommended
    Dark, opaque ruby, with light red rim. Aromas of pencil lead, barnyard, menthol, tea, currants, ripe plum. Quite tannic, yet quite well integrated. Taste of smoked cherry, damp earth, minerals, truffle, Close to full bodied mouth feel, juicy, not too ripe. Kept evolving, with blueberry, strong, alluring minerals. Sexy nose, unstoppable. Strong cigar, dark chocolate After taste of minerals, tea leaf, burnt wood, like chewing a cigar bud.
  • Cru Bourgeois Chateau Haut Medoc 2009 9 months ago Cru Bourgeois Chateau Haut Medoc 2009
    Ruby red claret. Primary, yet not austere, quite fwd, with aeration, aromas of chocolate coated cherry, licorice, violet, herb, flint, fresh spice and a bit of oak come out of play. on the palate, dark cherry, cocoa, black tea leaf. Soft tannins, though kinda dry, short finish, jam and faint smoke. Lacking good balance, although decent for a 20-dollar wine. Low acidity. Nose better than mouth feel. Some bitterness in the mid palate. Better next day. Silky, with more weight, a sense of 2009 ripeness. Structure a bit thin, short finish, with bitterness lingers.
  • Chateau Brumarie 1989 9 months ago Chateau Brumarie 1989
    Matured light ruby color. Nose of cigar, still a bit of red fruits, barn note. On the palate, tasty, soft, red fruits still showing, old leather, tobacco, $truffle. Tannins still present, soft, round,
  • Chateau Leoville Barton Saint Julien 2003 9 months ago Chateau Leoville Barton Saint Julien 2003
    Dark purple. Nose of ripe currants, herb, anise, florals, cocoa powder, menthol, rustic, sugar cane. Caramelized blackberry, smoky oak, espresso, tea, cherry liqueur. Very chewy, currant flavored tannins, velvety, plush, rich, great balance and structure. Full bodied, Long finish of dense cigar smoke, red cherry, tea leaf, cut wood.
  • Grand Cru Classe Du Medoc Chateau Montrose 9 months ago Grand Cru Classe Du Medoc Chateau Montrose
    Solid dark color. Quite primary. Nose of graphite, blueberry, oaky vanilla, licorice, candied fruits, methanol, forest floor. Close to full bodied, mouth feel, taste of sweet prune, burnt wood, smoke, vanilla. Chewy tannins, soft, round Medium finish of orange zest, tobacco smoke and leather. With more aeration, good weight, longer finish, very nice balance. Lush
  • 2006 Chateau Gazin Pomerol 9 months ago 2006 Chateau Gazin Pomerol
    Dark ruby with lighter rim. Medium bodied. Warm red fruits and cherry, raspberry, vanilla, mint, chocolate and herbs. on the palate, coffee beans, mushroom, red cherry. Noticeable tannins, on the dry side but not too hard. Short finish of tobacco pipe.
  • Chateau Pichon Longueville Pauillac Wine 9 months ago Chateau Pichon Longueville Pauillac Wine Recommended
    Dark, opaque gem. Dark currants, graphite, earth, licorice, violet, oaky smoke, vanilla, hint of herb, powerful, laser sharp, brilliant. Full bodied, powerful, wow, beautiful dark fruits, burnt leather, plum, mushroom. Pronounced tannins, but very fine, chewy and silky. Deliciously long finish, went excellently well with the steak meal!
  • Les Forts De Latour Wine 9 months ago Les Forts De Latour Wine
    Opaque, sexy ruby in color. Alluring aromas of currants, violet, stone, cream de casis, burnt wood, hint of herbs, soft and soothing. Wow, on the palate, amazing, superb balance of fruit and tannins, filled with concentrated ripe, powerful, plum juice, berries, minerals, leather and coffee. Round, super fine tannins, long lingering finish of burnt leather, smoke and dried berries. Really smooth,
  • Chateau Leoville Barton Saint Julien Wine 10 months ago Chateau Leoville Barton Saint Julien Wine
    Some ageing sign, crimson with light pink rim. Taking some time to open, initially theres blueberry, herbs, toasted oak,
  • Chateau Sauternes Coutet Barsac 2004 10 months ago Chateau Sauternes Coutet Barsac 2004
    Light golden color. Rich, dense, but not too oily. Apricot, almond, vanilla, banana extract, cream soda. Soft, lush mouth feel. Nice finish of cream, caramel.
  • Chateau Leoville Barton 1998 10 months ago Chateau Leoville Barton 1998
    Ruby red with pink rim. Nose not too exciting, a bit linear, with graphite, florals, blackberry, boysenberry, creamy oak, cigar wrapper, hint of vanilla and incense. Palate could use a bit more weight, a bit linear, yet still nice. Rich jammy plum juice, spice box, raspberry, prominent tannins, a bit dry, decent length in finish with plum, rich tobacco scent, consistent in structure and balance nonetheless.
  • Chateau Pavie Macquin Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe 1998 10 months ago Chateau Pavie Macquin Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe 1998
    Ruby with clear brown rim. Soft, soothing aromas of violet, floral, strawberry, coffee, stone and hint of green pepper and meat juice. Medium bodied, cherry, earth, coffee and leather. Medium finish of dried cherry, cigar smoke and burnt wood. Tannins are quite integrated, soft and plush.
  • Chateau Malescot St Exupery Margaux 2003 10 months ago Chateau Malescot St Exupery Margaux 2003
    Dark core with clear rim. Medium to full bodied. Ripe, rich aromas of dark currants, violet, perfume, blue fruits, flint stone, smokey pepper, great nose. Plush, concentrated mouth feel, cherry, coffee, nice grip. Medium tannins, good acidity, nice structure. Finish with good length of tobacco smoke, cherry.
  • Briolio Ricasoli 10 months ago Briolio Ricasoli
    Clear red, medium bodied. Dried berries, flowers, damp earth, minerals, tea. Clean, light palate hit, with spice, wood and caramel plum, smooth, medium length finish with burnt wood. Tannins quite soft already. Medium acidity, nice balance. Seems oxidize quite fast, and acidic takes over.
  • Chateau Pichon Longueville Pauillac 2001 10 months ago Chateau Pichon Longueville Pauillac 2001
    Beautiful Ruby with slight browning near the rim. Long legs. Sexy, seductive nose, Violet, lead pencil shaving, cigar, blackberry, creamy truffle, stone. Soft, plush mouth feel, notes of blackberry, plum, purple fruits, earth. Long finish, cherry, tobacco leaf. Tannins are quite soft, round, nice gliding thru the palate.
  • Chateau La Tour Figeac Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2008 10 months ago Chateau La Tour Figeac Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2008
    Very dark ruby, with slight pinkish rim. Currants, licorice, fresh mint, caramelized cherry, coffee bean, blueberry. Medium bodied, a bit extracted it seems, ripe, almost too ripe, sense of bitterness near the end. Licorice, cherry, coffee, ash smoke, a bit of herbal tone. Where's the tannins? All resolved? Lacking a solid structure. At least not very acidic Need air time, austere up front, bitterness is apparent.
  • Chateau Du Tertre Margaux 1996 10 months ago Chateau Du Tertre Margaux 1996
    Ruby core with pinkish rim. Good nose with coffee, mineral tone, flowers, currants, incense, tobacco in the background. Palate with red fruits, licorice, hint of mushroom. Tannins seem very much resolved, and making the acidity stand out, almost like a plum has turned sour type. Faint cigar note at the finish, very short. Seems like passed the peak already. Medium bodied, very easy drink, pass its prime, quite ordinary now
  • Chateau Leoville Barton 1995 11 months ago Chateau Leoville Barton 1995
    Ruby red with some browning near the rim. Graphite, currants, red fruit, coffee, creamy cassis, florals, very savory, great nose. Plum juicy, tobacco, red cherry, brilliant secondary nuances. Round, silky texture. Soft tannins, so smooth, juicy. Excellent finish with length, dried fruits, smoke and wood.
  • Chateau Leoville Barton 2001 11 months ago Chateau Leoville Barton 2001
    Solid dark core with ruby red rim. Enchanting nose with great terroir scents, graphite, black currants, autumn leaf, hint of green, magnetic feel. Masculine mouth feel, good balance as always. Dry leather, sweet red fruits, pipe tobacco, stone, minerals. Tannins a bit dry and edgy, can still age. Good finish of cigar box, dried fruits.
  • Chateau Kirwan 2003 11 months ago Chateau Kirwan 2003
    Clear ruby red. Ripe berries, espresso bean, incense, mushroom, mint and some oak. Medium bodied, soft, plush mouth feel, black fruits, forest floor, concentrated plum juice. Soft tannins, noticeable, but round and well integrated. Some bitter cocoa bean in the back end, smoke, oak, red cherry finish. Medium finish. Still quite fruity, fwd, but pleasant