The Point’s relaunched wine bar received an award of excellence from Wine Spectator. We pay the place a visit to see what has changed.

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Already having built a name for themselves in the food scene, The Point has relaunched their second-floor bar into a fully-fledged wine bar.

The bar received the Wine Spectator's (a highly influential wine magazineAward of Excellence 2017, with only seven restaurants in Malaysia (The Point included) having received the award this year.

This shift comes from the owner's growing passion for wine, with a stocked bar that has over 350 wine labels and 2900 bottles of both new and old world wines. 

The venue promises customers great value for money and a judgement-free stance, noting that their mission is to help patrons discover the types of wines that they like.

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The setting itself is intimate and long, with a mixture of customised blue chairs that contrasts against dark wooden furnishings and warm yellow lighting.

Welcoming wine beginners and enthusiasts, the restaurants holds a monthly tasting wine club to educate and promote wine appreciation amongst some of the most renowned wine makers and vintages in the world.

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The Point uses fine glassware from Gabriel-Glas, an important part to play for enjoying wines, to ensure that each pour is served and enjoyed as intended. 

Malaysia Tatler had the opportunity to taste a few select vintages at the relaunch and left with four highlights:

Château Cissac 2000

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This vintage was smooth and rich in character. The wine had long finish with a distinct blackcurrant taste that lingers on the palate. Medium bodied and easily enjoyable, this is a great choice to start with.

 Château Saint-Pierre-Savaistre 1979

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Light with a tinge of honey, this wine comes from an estate dating back to the 17th century. This red Bordeaux blend gave off a slightly acidic hit at the back of our palates and offered new qualities the more we drank it.

Château Soutard 1981

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Sweet with an unexpected umami hit, this wine had tastes that were hard to pin point. With a medium body and slightly bitter notes, The Point's staff advised us to give it some time before taking another sip, requiring patience to appreciate. Recommended for those wanting to experience a complex pour.

Oremus Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2000

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We ended our tasting with a Hungarian dessert wine. Intensely sweet yet not overpowering with a sweet honeyed aroma, taking a sip will bring to mind the feeling of biting into a candied apple or pear that ends with a burnt caramel finish. Very fruity and robust in terms of flavour profile.

To learn more about wines or to discover new vintages from reputable winemakers, visit The Point at 122, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.

Contact them at 603-2011 8008 or visit their Facebook page here.

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