almost all local wine shops in KL has severe overheating and bad storage issues...not to mention about the exorbitantly priced wines where typically the retail price would easily be cost price X 300% for the upper tier wines.
After our splendid dinner in Nagomi, we adjourned to Vintry at Jaya 33 where the Wine Czar SH joined from . SH and I used to open a Caparzo Brunello Montalcino that cost about RM300 here and we could not go furhter than 2 sips-- it was extremely tired wine, with much fatigue, flat palate and heat, most likely signs of accelerated aging from bad storage.
We opt to go for a safer new world wines this trip and SH spotted this highly rated yet reasonably priced Zinfandel from California. Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma County 2006 at around RM160.
Winemaker notes: rated Wine Spectator 91pts
Well-defined berryish fruit is the centerpiece in both the outgoing aromas and the full, fleshy flavors of this weighty effort, yet, for all of its volume and richness, it stays nicely on the varietal track with its background notes of dry spices and briar. It is youthfully exuberant and somewhat juicy in character, and it will be at its best in service with savory roasts of pork marinated in brine and basted with young port."
Intense berry on the nose and noticiable alcohol heat. On the palate was dense, big blackberry..Palate after taste was silky and overwhelmed by blackfruits. Tannins was pretty silky..
A typical fruit forward Zinfandel but with pretty graceful palate.
Overall, was a good value wine at RM160 retail price in the awful malaysia wine industry.