SH the czar gave me this bottle while he took a short business trip up to KL. Pintia 2003 is owned by the cult Spanish Wine House of Vega Sicilia. The wine is from the Toro Region and made from 100% Tempranillo. The colour of inky purple with bullish fruit extraction, however, the palate exhibit tremendous elegance despite the perceived over extraction on the colour. Good complexity of dark fruits, earth, cigar box and smoke. The finish was medium to long length. I think this it could still develop further with an extra 5-8 years of bottle age.
I got this bottle from Vinum KL at about RM150. It was a quite a one dimentional pinot from Domain Maurice Ecard. The savigny les beaune 2005 was just pure pinot cherry nose and some woody tannins along the palate. no complexity nor much character. Dissapointing. In contrary, Patrick Javillier's Savigny les beaune is of a different beast together, complex, smooth, banyard evolution...I would love to get hold of another bottle of Javillier's savigny les beaune.
a quick snap shot of a napolean wrass or humphead wrass that i saw in Jaya33 market. This fish is huge and is deems the best fish in the whole world by arabians and asian alike. HEy Fishy, one day i will have you.