Chateau Roland La Garde “Prestige” 2001


First Bottle to be opened by Demona!


A Bordeaux Blend with 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery and winemaker (Bruno Martin) have won much accolades and this wine was rated at 90points by Robert Parker. This wine was aged in new oak casks for 12 months and should be decanted for 60mins.

Eye: Inky Purplish Red
Nose: Intense, complex nose with Tobacco, Cigar box and Leather
Front Palate: Masculine with power, with a fine grained Tannins that slightly overpower the fruit
Mid Palate: Immense structure and slight taste of leather
End Palate: medium finish

Price: 40sgd
Rating: 3.9/5
Value: Good Value

Hotel Mitre



we both walk past Hotel Mitre today, off Killiney Road.
It was an interesting pre-war building in a state of dilapidation. The building was taken care of by Mr Chiam Heng Hsien ( old man in picture) and he had resisted his cousins’ attempts to sell the plot for the past 10 years, until the court ruled against him recently. The plot is estimated to be sold between 120-200 million sgd.

Not too bad for the topless old man in the picture. He will get an estimated 20-40 million from the sale.