Roy Ip
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Roy's Picks for Chinese New Year

As we welcome 2023 and the upcoming Chinese New Year, you will want to prepare some special bottles for all your different celebrations. When I ask our customers what they are looking for the answer is always “something impressive”! So, I have selected not only big brands but wines with excellent terroir and a great background that are beautiful to drink while at the same time not spending a fortune! These are all great food wines and will pair really well with your Chinese feasts in the coming weeks!

The Champagne world has been dominated by Growers and Boutique Houses over the past few years. I’ve picked two special names, Larmandier Bernier VV de Levant 2012 which enjoys the purity provided by an average of over 50-year-old vines. Next is Henri Giraud, a house with a history dating back to 1625. The Fut du Chene has remarkable complexity and richness.  

I’ve included two white Burgundies which are drinking so well right now. A younger 2018 from Bernard Moreau and a perfectly aged 2007 Puligny from Domaine de Montille. For a different white try the Condrieu from Domaine Jamet – it’s packed with white flowers, tropical and nutty notes. You’ll wish you had cases of this wine!

On to the reds where I have picked a juicy Grenache from Comando G in Castillo y Leon Spain, a rich and powerful pinot from Marcassin in Sonoma Coast, and lastly a really great Chambolle Musigny from Philippe Jouan.

Please see more tasting notes and ratings on the wines below.  

Cheers and we look forward to hearing from you!

Henri Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV 2019
Henri Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV 2019
Henri Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV 2019
Henri Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV 2019
Henri Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV 2019
Henri Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV 2019

Henri Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV 2019

"Showing nicely, mingling aromas of cherries, raspberries and plums with hints of loamy soil, rose petals and spices. Medium to full-bodied, layered and elegantly fleshy, it's a touch finer-boned and more ethereal than its Morey-Saint-Denis counterpart.." ~89-91 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate
HKD $800.00
HKD $850.00
Henri Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV 2019
Henri Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV 2019
Henri Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV 2019
Henri Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV 2019
Henri Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV 2019
Henri Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV 2019
Henri Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV 2019
Henri Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV 2019
Henri Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV 2019
Henri Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV 2019
Henri Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV 2019
Henri Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV 2019

Henri Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV 2019

"Showing nicely, mingling aromas of cherries, raspberries and plums with hints of loamy soil, rose petals and spices. Medium to full-bodied, layered and elegantly fleshy, it's a touch finer-boned and more ethereal than its Morey-Saint-Denis counterpart.." ~89-91 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate
HKD $800.00
HKD $850.00
Comando G La Brena 2019
Comando G La Brena 2019
Comando G La Brena 2019
Comando G La Brena 2019
Comando G La Brena 2019
Comando G La Brena 2019

Comando G La Brena 2019

It has a ripe nose without excess, mixing wild berries, flowers and herbs. However, there is more definition on the palate, the tannins show the chalky texture of the granite soils and the wine comes through as balanced.” ~95 pointsLuis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate.
HKD $1,050.00
HKD $1,150.00
Domaine Jamet Condrieu Vernillon 2019
Domaine Jamet Condrieu Vernillon 2019
Domaine Jamet Condrieu Vernillon 2019
Domaine Jamet Condrieu Vernillon 2019
Domaine Jamet Condrieu Vernillon 2019
Domaine Jamet Condrieu Vernillon 2019
Domaine Jamet Condrieu Vernillon 2019
Domaine Jamet Condrieu Vernillon 2019

Domaine Jamet Condrieu Vernillon 2019

“Delivering apricot, white peach and ripe pear flavors. Medium to full-bodied, it's mouth coating, but it avoids being overly rich or heavy, finishing with vibrant, zingy freshness.  ~93 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate.

HKD $700.00
HKD $780.00
Domaine de Montille Puligny Montrachet Le Cailleret 1er Cru 2007
Domaine de Montille Puligny Montrachet Le Cailleret 1er Cru 2007
Domaine de Montille Puligny Montrachet Le Cailleret 1er Cru 2007
Domaine de Montille Puligny Montrachet Le Cailleret 1er Cru 2007
Domaine de Montille Puligny Montrachet Le Cailleret 1er Cru 2007
Domaine de Montille Puligny Montrachet Le Cailleret 1er Cru 2007

Domaine de Montille Puligny Montrachet Le Cailleret 1er Cru 2007

"Delivering a haunting nose of white peach, fresh lemon, honeysuckle, and narcissus. Alive with energy and citric brightness yet also subtly creamy in texture and saturating the palate with liquid flowers and almond paste, it finishes with cut, clarity, refreshment, vibratory intensity, and a wealth of ineffable mineral nuances.~94 points, David Schildknecht, Wine Advocate
HKD $1,450.00
HKD $1,600.00
Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard 2013
Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard 2013
Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard 2013
Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard 2013
Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard 2013
Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard 2013

Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard 2013

"This dark plum/ruby-colored wine offers displays crisp acids as well as notes of Chinese black tea and orange rind, and builds incrementally in the mouth to a medium to full-bodied finish." ~94+ points, Robert Parker Jr., Wine Advocate
HKD $3,100.00
HKD $3,300.00
Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet Clos Saint Jean 1er Cru 2018
Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet Clos Saint Jean 1er Cru 2018
Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet Clos Saint Jean 1er Cru 2018
Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet Clos Saint Jean 1er Cru 2018
Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet Clos Saint Jean 1er Cru 2018
Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet Clos Saint Jean 1er Cru 2018

Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet Clos Saint Jean 1er Cru 2018

"Revealing aromas of peach, ripe lemons, white flowers, fresh mint and almond paste. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and round, with a lively spine of underlying acidity and a chalky finish. This will be the most approachable young of Moreau's premiers crus.”~89-91 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate.
HKD $1,130.00
HKD $1,180.00
Domaine Jamet Condrieu Vernillon 2019
Domaine Jamet Condrieu Vernillon 2019
Domaine Jamet Condrieu Vernillon 2019
Domaine Jamet Condrieu Vernillon 2019
Domaine Jamet Condrieu Vernillon 2019
Domaine Jamet Condrieu Vernillon 2019

Domaine Jamet Condrieu Vernillon 2019

“Delivering apricot, white peach and ripe pear flavors. Medium to full-bodied, it's mouth coating, but it avoids being overly rich or heavy, finishing with vibrant, zingy freshness.  ~93 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate.
HKD $700.00
HKD $780.00
Larmandier Bernier VV du Levant Grand Cru 2012
Larmandier Bernier VV du Levant Grand Cru 2012
Larmandier Bernier VV du Levant Grand Cru 2012
Larmandier Bernier VV du Levant Grand Cru 2012
Larmandier Bernier VV du Levant Grand Cru 2012
Larmandier Bernier VV du Levant Grand Cru 2012

Larmandier Bernier VV du Levant Grand Cru 2012

"Delivering a complex bouquet of orange oil and pear mingled with notions of freshly baked bread, white flowers, marzipan and beeswax, it's full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with terrific concentration, racy acids and chalky structure. Powerful and precise, it concludes with a long, mineral finish." ~97 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate.
HKD $980.00
HKD $1,050.00
Larmandier Bernier VV du Levant Grand Cru 2012
Larmandier Bernier VV du Levant Grand Cru 2012
Larmandier Bernier VV du Levant Grand Cru 2012
Larmandier Bernier VV du Levant Grand Cru 2012
Larmandier Bernier VV du Levant Grand Cru 2012
Larmandier Bernier VV du Levant Grand Cru 2012

Larmandier Bernier VV du Levant Grand Cru 2012

"Delivering a complex bouquet of orange oil and pear mingled with notions of freshly baked bread, white flowers, marzipan and beeswax, it's full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with terrific concentration, racy acids and chalky structure. Powerful and precise, it concludes with a long, mineral finish." ~97 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate.
HKD $980.00
HKD $1,050.00
Henri Giraud Grand Cru Fut de Chene Brut Rose MV
Henri Giraud Grand Cru Fut de Chene Brut Rose MV

Henri Giraud Grand Cru Fut de Chene Brut Rose MV

"Pure and very delicate yet intense, with red fruits, red wine, and floral aromas. On the palate, this is a medium-bodied yet concentrated, fresh and well-structured Rosé with purity, finesse and mineral length. It has matured fruit flavors in the persistent aftertaste, representing a good portion of reserve wines that add a final layer of complexity." ~93+ points, Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate.
HKD $1,850.00
HKD $1,950.00
Henri Giraud Grand Cru Fut de Chene Brut Rose MV
Henri Giraud Grand Cru Fut de Chene Brut Rose MV

Henri Giraud Grand Cru Fut de Chene Brut Rose MV

"Pure and very delicate yet intense, with red fruits, red wine, and floral aromas. On the palate, this is a medium-bodied yet concentrated, fresh and well-structured Rosé with purity, finesse and mineral length. It has matured fruit flavors in the persistent aftertaste, representing a good portion of reserve wines that add a final layer of complexity." ~93+ points, Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate.
HKD $1,850.00
HKD $1,950.00

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