This is still a work in progress as I upload tasting notes and wine labels from as far as 1999... Check back once in a while to get the updates.

September 29, 1999

Vidal-Fleury Côte-Rôtie

Vidal-Fleury Côte-Rôtie, vintage unknown but believed to be 1992 - drank at brown.  Very smooth, with nose of bacon, mint.  Acidic as is typical of Rhône Syrah, and very forward.  Bought from Ponti for HKD 99.

September 28, 1999

1997 Montes Alpha Merlot

1997 Montes Alpha Merlot - drank over dinner at brown.  Fruity with sweet finish.  Very smooth tannins but evident that it's young.  Would improve with age.

September 20, 1999

1996 Hugel Gewurztraminer

1996 Hugel Gewurztraminer Traditional Hugel - drank at home.  Very delicious.  Everything I like about Gewurz.  Very fruity and floral, sweet aftertaste, and a bit spicy on the finish.  Yummy!  Bought from Remy for HKD 146.

September 17, 1999

1996 d'Arenberg Riesling the Noble

1996 d'Arenberg Riesling the Noble - drank at home.  This just keeps on improving with age! Color is darker now, much deper than the Phelps Riesling.  Really smooth and lovely.  Bought from Watson's for HKD 113.

September 16, 1999

1996 Phelps Johannisberg Riesling

1996 Phelps Johannisberg Riesling - drank at home.  Alcohol is very low at 7% and it shows. Much milder than the d'Arenberg, about 6 months younger I suppose.  Color was much yellower.  More acidic and less sweet.  Same botrytised Riesling taste.  Caramel, honey, peach and a bit lemony.  Bought from Oliver's for HKD 254.

September 11, 1999


Second day of WOMAD at Fort Canning Park.

1996 Trimbach Riesling - delicious and reliable as ever.  Crisp but without the oak.  Bought at Tanglin Marketplace for SGD 29.

1995 Casa Lapostolle Merlot Cuvée Alexandre - drinking out of a plastic cup wasn't ideal, but oh well... Very nice and smooth tannins.  Medium sweetness.

September 8, 1999

1995 Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot

1995 Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot - drank at Maman.  Very delicious.  Easy and fruity.  Sweet but not as sweet as the Phelps.  Reputation for Merlot is well-deserved.  HKD 304.

September 5, 1999

1997 Metala Shiraz Cabernet

1997 Metala Shiraz Cabernet - drank at home.  Good nose with lots of spices and good amount of fruit.  A bit too young to drink...needs time to age.  Bought from Wellcome for HKD 98.

September 3, 1999

Some delicious whites

Drinks at brown after dinner.

1998 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc - pretty crisp and delicious.

NV Billecart-Salmon Brut - pretty delicious, too, and as good as Veuve Clicquot I think.

Trimbach Riesling, vintage unknown - as reliable as ever.

September 2, 1999

1996 d'Arenberg Riesling the Noble

1996 d'Arenberg Riesling the Noble - drank at brown after dinner.  Getting more delicious with age.
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