2010 Chateau Le Monge, Medoc for Php1,900
This red wine from Chateau Le Monge is a powerful red wine fromthe Medoc of Bordeaux. 2010 is a highly revered vintage in Bordeaux, many consider to equal if not surpass or as good as 2005.
The 2010 Chateau Le Monge, Medoc is one of the many selections of fine vintage wines from Bordeaux that are now available at Clark Wine Center and other wine outlets of Yats Wine Cellars in Manila.
History: The area known as Medoc refers to the area previously known as Bas-Medoc. (Although technically, all wines from the left of the Gironde can be called as such) It was overshadowed by its neighbour located in the higher areas of the hills of Bordeaux-they being higher in altitude were called as Haut-Medoc while those in thelower slopes were called the Bas. Unfortunately, however, people assumed that the wines were of inferior quality because of the word Bas (Low), which is the opposite of this in actuality. It offers really good-valued wines that are fragrant and pack a punch for a lower price than their neighboring counterparts.
Climate and Viticulture: Located in the Northern Areas of the Left Gironde, the climae is primarily Maritime with the influence of the Atlantic to the West. The soil is mostly clay, which Cabernets hate but Merlots prefer. Cabernet is grown in small patches of land where gravel is found but the area plants more Merlots compared to the other Left-bank Bordeaux and adds more percentage of it to their wine blends. This causes their wines to have a richer texture but milder tannins than their other Left-bank neighbours.
Tasting notes: This Medoc wine has a lots of blackfruit backbone with Cassis on the forefront. Plums and violets add more perfume to its bouquet. Oak ageing gives it a nice toasted spice aroma and flavor that’s reminiscent of Cloves, Vanilla, and Allspice. Green Capsicum can be noticed as well. It has a rich mouth feel that gives it a medium finish on the palate. It has lots of fruit in its youth but it could easily age for much longer. It can easliy be enjoyed now but further ageing would provide some earthy complexity as well. Enjoy it with a piece of steak with good marbling. Its fruitiness will push through with something heavily seasoned.
Introductory price for the 2010 Chateau Le monge, Medoc from France is php 1,900 a bottle, available at Clark Wine Center and other wine outlets of Yats Wine Cellars in Manila.
Stock is very limited, so wine shoppers who have a penchant for excellent white wine at attractive prices are well advised to grab a few bottles while stock lasts.
Serve this white wine at usual white wine temperature of 10-12ºC but not much colder than that to avoid stifling the attractive aromas that are such an important quality of the Torrontés white wine. This is one of those few wines that Manila wine lovers can enjoy with Asian and local cuisines also.
Famous labels and expensive brands of fine wines are available everywhere in Manila but there is only one wine supplier in the Philippines that offers vintages wines from France, Italy and Spain dating back several decades.
Yats Wine Cellars is known among Asian wine lovers as a good source for well-priced vintage wines from all the major wine regions of the world. What makes shopping at Yats a lot of fun is the fact that we offer not only the familiar labels and expensive trophy wines but also lesser known but really interesting vintage wines of excellent value sought after by connoisseurs and beginners alike.
In addition to wines from recent stellar vintages, this wine importer in the Philippines offers a very large selection of 20- to 40-year-old matured bottles that are sought after by connoisseurs and seasoned wine drinkers in Asia. Some of these wines are available through boutique wine shops in Ortigas and Fort Global City in Manila. Others can be ordered from their wine shops in Manila and Pampanga or the main sales office in Ortigas for delivery within Metro Manila or shipped to other parts of the Philippines.
Yats Wine Cellars is a wine distributor in the Philippines that caters to the growing population of discerning wine lovers. Wine shoppers looking for good wine shops where they can buy wine in Manila, Pampanga, Cebu or other major cities in Philippines are pleased to find a large selection of vintage wines and lesser-known labels and appellations also.
The vintage wines of Yats Wine Cellars are often purchased as gifts. One popular birthday gift idea is a “birth year wine”, a wine with a vintage year same as the year of birth of the recipient. Yats Wine Cellars carries wines dating back 100 years and offers advice on what types of wines from what regions are best for each year in the past. Special vintage cards covering older vintages are also available.
Yats Wine Cellars is one of the wine suppliers that devote a great deal of attention and effort to wine education aimed at enabling wine lovers to enhance their knowledge of wine as well as to develop a discerning palate for fine wines. To that end this leading wine supplier in Philippines frequently hold public wine events that are not sponsored by wine producers and not intended to promote a certain brand.
Yats Wine Cellars
Manila Sales Office
3003C East Tower, Phil Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig,
Metro Manila, Philippines 1605
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Wine Shop, Cellars and Warehouse in Pampanga
Clark Wine Center
Bldg 6460 Clark Observatory Building
Manuel A. Roxas Highway corner A Bonifacio Ave,
Clark Field, Clark Air Base,
Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines 2023
Tel: 0917-826-8790 (045) 599-5600 0922-870-5173
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Yats Wine Cellars started opening small boutique-sized convenience wine shops in major locations of Manila. Through these wine outlets in Manila, Yats Wine Cellars hope to bring interesting selections of fine vintage wines to wine lovers in Manila at attractive prices.
Although there are plenty of good restaurants in Manila as well as a growing number of gastro pubs mostly in the Fort Bonifacio Global city and Makati areas, food and wine lovers travel out of town north of Manila to wine and dine in Clark Air Base which is now called Clark Freeport Zone of Pampanga.
Ranked as the top restaurant in Pampanga, Yats Restaurant and Wine Lounge not only offers good food, excellent wine selection and attentive service, it is also one of the restaurants in Pampanga that is great for group dinners, business entertaining and celebrating birthdays and anniversaries also. Semi-private and private rooms are available for groups of 5 to 50 here in this fine dining restaurant in Clark.
Yats Restaurant is one of the restaurants in Clark Air Base that is well known to residents of Angeles City, Subic, Manila, Tarlac and Clark Philippines as a good place to eat in Pampanga. Recently, event organizers and corporate planning departments have discovered that this famous restaurant in Clark Pampanga is also a very good venue for group dinners and corporate functions, not to mention parties and celebrations for other special occasions outside of Manila in North Luzon.
Private dinners can be accommodated in this famous restaurant located in Mimosa, at the heart of Pampanga Clark Freeport. Private rooms suitable for 4 to 24 can be reserved in advance at this impressive restaurant in Pampanga for company and personal functions and events in Clark. This fine dining restaurant in Pampanga is a very popular event venue for small wedding receptions, social events, company board meetings and annual parties. Even companies from Manila travel to Pampanga to hold their functions and events in this well known fine dining restaurant in Pampanga.
Besides good and impressive restaurants to wine and dine near Manila, Subic or in Angeles City Pampanga, Clark Philippines, those requiring assistance for hotel and resort bookings in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines may log on to http://www.HotelClarkPhilippines.com for more information and reservations.
Clark Pampanga is not only frequently visited for its good restaurants and fine dining establishments, it is also a highly recommended wedding destination especially for couples looking for outdoor garden reception venues and beach weddings. For assistance and information on wedding venues and how to organize a wedding reception, log on to http://www.PhilippinesWeddingVenue.com
Those visitors who plan to relax and unwind in Angeles City, Subic, Pampanga, Clark Philippines might make an effort to book a room at the famous beach and lake resort Clearwater Resort and Country Club. This famous hotel in Clark Pampanga is frequently visited by families with children looking for a good place in Clark to see, a good holiday destination for the family to relax and unwind in the beautiful outdoor facilities. For more information, log on to www.ClearwaterPhilippines.com
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