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Latest review from Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Kalos Chan - Wednesday, February 27, 2019

 

2016 Le Phant Rouge- 5 stars, 93 points
A gorgeous blend of Merlot, Syrah and Malbec, the inviting bouquet shows blackcurrant, plum, vanilla, cedar and mixed spice aromas, followed by a succulent palate that is plump and silky. The wine offers excellent weight and fruit intensity, leading to a lingering smooth finish. It is rich and flavoursome with plenty of attractive flavours. At its best: now to 2024.


2016 Reserve Cab Franc Cab Merlot- 5 stars, 95 points
This is impressively ripe and wonderfully expressed on the nose showing blackcurrant, mixed berry compote, vanilla, mint chocolate and cedar characters, leading to a concentrated palate that is fleshy and velvety. The wine offers terrific fruit power and richness, brilliantly structured by fine, chalky tannins. At its best: now to 2026.


2016 Reserve Syrah- 5 stars, 96 points

It is compelling and immensely appealing; the seductive bouquet shows black/blueberry, Black Doris plum, cocoa, warm spice and cedar characters. The palate is powerful and sumptuous with layers of rich texture and delectable flavours, backed by seamlessly woven silky tannins. A stunning expression offering loads of appeal.At its best: now to 2030.

2017 Chardonnay *yet to be released*- 5 stars, 94 points
Beautifully fruited and elegantly expressed, the bouquet shows ripe stone fruit, rockmelon, nougat and cedar characters. The palate delivers excellent weight and generous mouthfeel, wonderfully supported by creamy texture and bright acidity, leading to a lengthy refined finish. At its best: now to 2022. 

 

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