Hope you had a lovely weekend and some fabulous Mother's Day celebration.
To kick off the week, we wanted to share with you some exciting news about our latest business developments. If you have been following our social pages, you might already know, but if not - we are opening a brick-and-mortar store in the wine-centric area of Da'An District in Taipei City! Since starting up our Hong Kong business, we have developed a great business network in Taipei which is a city full of knowledgeable and experienced Burgundy lovers just like we do in Hong Kong. Our Founder, Alexander Choy (that’s me!), frequently travels between France, Taipei, Japan and Hong Kong throughout the year to strengthen our relationships and expand our network with wine merchants and to discover new culinary trends and look for new opportunities to bring back to our customers. While in the past few years, he has developed close relationships with over 50 wine merchants and domaine across Europe, since last year, he has been building rapport with a caviar farm in Taichung and several Wagyu beef suppliers with the hope to bring the best gastronomic experience to our customers. With the set up of our Taipei store, it allows us to get easier access to these opportunities and also enables us to source at better economies of scale which will, in turn, benefit our customers in both Hong Kong and Taipei.
Due to Covid-19, however, we have yet to set a date for the official grand opening. While we eagerly wait for Covid-19 to be gone (or at least safe enough for people to travel and be out and about!), we are working hard on all the prep work and recently we did a photoshoot of our shop and have received the final photos that we would love to share with you!
As you will see from the pictures below, our shop offers a comfortable and cozy environment with a 24/7 temperature-controlled cellar, a private dining area equipped also with bar seating. Customers can select from our broad range of Burgundy, Champagne, and even Sake, as well as premium foods such as Wagyu and caviar to pair with their wines. We offer wine tasting events and private dining for small groups. So if you ever happen to be in Taipei, let us know and we can arrange a private dining or wine tasting experience for you, or just feel free to drop by and check us out!
Finally, we would like to highlight again some of the great offers we have put out last week and are still available -
Deutz Amour de Deutz Champagne 2009 and 2010 (Rose 2009 has sold out!) at special prices valid until Wed, 13th May -
Deutz Amour de Deutz Blanc de Blancs Brut Millesime 2009 HK$850 per bottle Special Price – HK$820 per bottle
Immediately available from stock
95pts Antonio Galloni The 2009 Brut Millésimé Amour de Deutz is laced with white flowers, mint, white pepper and citrus peel, all of which give it terrific brightness and energy to play off the natural radiance of the year. Medium in body and aromatically deep, the 2009 has enough verve to develop nicely in bottle for many years to come. Overall, this is a relatively airy, understated Champagne for a year that generally produced more overt wines.
Deutz Amour de Deutz Blanc de Blancs Brut Millesime 2010 HK$830 per bottle Special Price – HK$790 per bottle (Best Price in The World^)
Immediately available from stock
Old, rare parcel of 1998 Clos de la Roche from Ponsot, there's only a few bottles remaining. At Best Price in the World^, don't miss this chance if you fancy Ponsot -
Ponsot Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 'Cuvee Vieilles Vignes' 1998 HK$2,890 per bottle (Best Price in the World^) ETA 2-3 weeks 18 out of 20 points Jancis Robinson Dry and very leafy and refreshing. Nervy. Lots of acid. Brisk and bright. Impressive. Minty and round. Thick. Jancis Robinson 94pts Steen Öhman, winehog.org The 1998 vintage is just one of these years … almost forgotten due to the hyped 1999s. The Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche 1998 is however a wine that both demands and deserves your attention. The nose is offering red and dark fruits, hint of sous-bois – all brought forward by a deep earthy minerality – classic Clos de la Roche. On the palate long, quite weighty with a lovely transparency and focus for the vintage. Impressive midpalate depth. A very fine Clos de la Roche in the making.
A well-loved appellation and very romantically-named, we have Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses 1er Cru from Joseph Drouhin in both great recent vintages 2014 and 2017, only last few bottles available - Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses 1er Cru 2014 HK$2,580 per bottle
Immediately available for delivery
Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses 1er Cru 2017
HK$2,800 per bottle
ETA 2-3 weeks 94-96pts Neal Martin The 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses 1er Cru was picked on September 8 and includes 40% whole cluster fruit. What I love about this Amoureuses is that it could not come from anywhere except this prestigious vineyard. The refined floral bouquet is sensual and nicely defined. The harmonious, feminine palate is beautifully balanced, displaying filigreed tannin and a precise, transparent finish that is intellectual as well as seductive. This is a beautifully crafted wine and vies with the Clos-de-Bèze as one of Drouhin’s finest 2017s. 18.5pts Jancis Robinson So close to Bonnes Mares but so different. This is always refined, says Véronique Drouhin. Estate vines organically farmed. Picked 8 September. 40% whole bunch. Usually 7–8 barrels. Cask sample. Mid crimson. Seductively, delicately scented. Red fruits, not overly sweet-smelling, and a delicate dusty/mineral note. Refined, slim, harmonious and fresh. The length is amazing. Mouth-watering, pure and all tongue-tied on the palate but ready for a long life. All subject to final confirmation.
Delivery is free-of-charge for single purchases above HK$3,000 or 6 bottles (or accumulated amount at time of delivery); otherwise, a standard delivery fee of HK$80 applies.
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^As per wine-searcher.com