WYKwinos Report No. 19

Date/Time: 16th September 2011, 7 p.m. (roughly 3 hours)

Place: 黃金閣鮑翅海鮮酒家, Golden Court Abalone Restaurant

1st Bottle LA CHABLISIENNE VIEILLES VIGNES CHABLIS
Varietal: Chardonnay Winery/Producer:

La Chablisienne

Type: White Year: 2007
Cost: $24.95 Region: Burgundy, France
Food to pair: 蒜茸蒸有殼生蠔 LCBO #: (V)215525
Remarks: Vieilles Vignes, or Old Vines, yield less fruit, but this precious fruit is endowed with greater concentration of flavours. This intense, consistently excellent Chardonnay presents aromas of sweet apple, chalk and citrus. This is classic Chablis: dry and steely, with a long, crisp finish. It would pair equally well with oysters on the half shell, or pasta with olive oil and crumbled goat cheese.
2nd Bottle DOG POINT VINEYARD SAUVIGNON BLANC 2010
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc Winery/Producer: Dog Point Vineyard
Type: White Year: 2010
Cost: $19.95 Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Food to pair: 珊瑚百花蝦球 LCBO #: (V)677450
Remarks: Intense, lively wine with lemon zest, gooseberry, green capsicum and a suggestion of passion fruit. Tangy, mouth-watering Sauvignon Blanc with character. Score – 4 Stars (out of 5). (Bob Campbell, MW, bobswinereviews.com, Jan. 2011).
3rd Bottle FEATHERSTONE BLACK SHEEP RIESLING 2010
Varietal: Riesling Winery/Producer: Featherstone Estate Winery
Type: White Year: 2010
Cost: $16.95 Region: Ontario, Canada
Food to pair: 椒鹽軟殼蚧 LCBO #: (V)80234
Remarks: This is a stunning riesling, full of flavour, focused and complex. The fruit is harnessed to a broad line of bright, lively acidity, and the integration is seamless. The black sheep who helped make this should be proud of their work. Score – 4 1/2 Stars (out of 5). (Rod Phillips, rodphillipsonwine.com, Feb. 15, 2011)
4th Bottle Masi Campofiorin
Varietal: Pinot Noir Winery/Producer: Masi Agricola S.P.A.
Type: Red Year: 2008
Cost: $17.95 Region: Veneto, Italy
Food to pair: 深井燒鴨 LCBO #: 155051
Remarks: Ruby red colour; dry with a complex nose of plums, prunes, leather, cinnamon spice and violets; dry, medium-to full-bodied with generous fruit on the palate; well balanced with a nice backbone of spice and tannins.
5th Bottle CHANSON PÈRE & FILS LE BOURGOGNE PINOT NOIR
Varietal: Pinot Noir Winery/Producer: Chanson Pere & Fils
Type: Red Year: 2008
Cost: $18.95 Region: Bourgogne, Burgundy, France
Food to pair: 南乳香酥骨 LCBO #: (V)50575
Remarks: Ruby red with purple tinges. Intense aromas of red berries ‘en confiture’ with a hint of spice. Lively with a well-integrated acidity. Well-balanced, harmonious, generous with well-shaped tannins. A super ‘everyday’ Burgundy, ideal with braised and roasted meats, as well as meat and sauced pasta dishes.

Pairing Dishes

蒜茸蒸有殼生蠔 珊瑚百花蝦球 椒鹽軟殼蚧
深井燒鴨 日式腐皮菜苗 南乳香酥骨

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