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Simon Chen

Simon Chen

Old Vines Reserva

Quinta do Crasto Old Vines Reserva 2015

Douro D.O.C., Portugal
16 days ago

Simon scored this wine: 91/100

Tasted @ Galleon Odyssee Portfolio Tasting in Montreal - I have been drinking this wine for many years. Love the 15' vintage with rich black berries but also hint of herb, mint, freshness. Med+ body and Med+ finish

Gigondas

Chapoutier Gigondas 2017

Rhone Valley, France
16 days ago

Simon scored this wine: 91/100

Tasted @ Galleon Odyssee Portfolio Tasting in Montreal - Rich, dark, but has a beautiful tea-like dry finish at the end. Love the finesse and elegance of the wine !

Deschants Saint-Joseph

M. Chapoutier Deschants Saint-Joseph 2016

Rhône A.C., France
16 days ago

Simon scored this wine: 88/100

Tasted @ Galleon Odyssee Portfolio Tasting in Montreal - was disappointed with this vintage. I saw my review that I gave a 92 pts on the 15' vintage but this year, the wine did not deliver. It still has very beautiful perfumy nose but on the palate, the structure is thin and tannin is short.

Mâcon-Bussières Les Clos

Joseph Drouhin Mâcon-Bussières Les Clos 2017

Burgundy A.C., France
16 days ago

Simon scored this wine: 92/100

Tasted @ Galleon Odyssee Portfolio Tasting in Montreal - One of the best QPR burgongne blanc of the tasting. At $28.50, this offers everything you want from an old world chardonay. Round, balance, not oaky, and smooth gentle acid on the finish

16 days ago

Simon scored this wine: 86/100

Tasted @ Galleon Odyssee Portfolio Tasting in Montreal - Not a fan of this producer (tried both pinot and chard). Very tart and acidic and unbalanced with the fruits.

Simon Chen

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Memorable Wine

Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepase 1999

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First Wine

Stag's Leap Wine Cellar Artemis 2007

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Unusual Wine Experience

a vertical of Inglenook Rubican, spanning from the 87 to the 2012 vintages

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Current Fav Wine

Italian (Super Tuscan, Bruenllo)

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