TOP 10 magical wines, amongst the many fabulous wines, I have been privileged to taste.
These 10 wines provided me with incredible emotions because of their wonderful quality but also due the context I tasted them. The mark I gave to each of them is almost irrelevant.
Champagne, Dom Ruinart Rosé, France 1978, 96pts (Tasted March 2004). Amazing complexity and delightful sensation!
Egon Müller, Scharzhofberger, Riesling Spätlese, Mosel, Germany 1983, 95pts (Tasted February 2002). So delicate and appealing, absolutely wonderful!
Chablis Grand Cru, Les Blanchots, Réserve de l’Obédience, Laroche, France, 2005, 97pts (Tasted in November 2012). At once extremely intense and very pure, a magnificent Chablis.
Leonetti Cellar, Merlot, Columbia Valley, USA 2003, 95pts (Tasted August 2015). A mature wine in all its glory, just stunning!
Clos Apalta, Casa Lapostolle, Colchagua Valley, Chile, 2005, 96pts (Tasted December 2015). Vibrant, elegant and delicious!
Hermitage, La Chapelle, Jaboulet, France, 1983, 97pts (Tasted April 2003). Sublime with truly marvellous flavours!
Stonewell Shiraz, Peter Lehmann, Barossa Valley, Australia, 1989, 98pts (Tasted December 2015 in Magnum). Magnificent on the nose with a superb velvety texture.
Château Haut-Brion, Péssac-Léognan, France, 1989, 100pts (Tasted November 2013). Perhaps the most harmonious wine I have ever tasted. This wine had it all - just perfect and sensational. This wine is just from another planet!
Clos de la Roche, Dujac, France 1988, (Tasted in December 1994, I did not score the wine at the time but I think it would have been around 96-98pts if I had). I still remember the feeling I experienced, it was so enjoyable!
Madeira, D’Oliveira Reserva Boal, Portugal, 1922, 99pts (Tasted in September 2011). Drinking history but most delicious and still so incredibly alive, just paradise!