CALICEM

To learn more about Calicem, here is their brochure with detailed information about history, vineyards, and vinification. 

By Linden Wilkie, 20 May 2021

CALICEM is made in a special labour-intensive way, using whole-berry fermentation (‘vinification intégrale’) in 600-litre demi-muid barrels. The 1ha 100% Merlot plot they purchased in 2015, gives naturally low yields, of 30hl/ha or less. Only around 250 cases are made each year. I say ‘each year’, but the quality is so closely guarded that in 2017 Xavier decided to declassify the wine altogether. It’s a very special wine that will repay cellaring, but the fruit and aroma are so delicious, and the texture so velvety, that I would encourage you to buy a bottle to try.

2018 CALICEM

Deliveries around mid-2021
Linden Wilkie: 92-93 points
A deep shade; a rich nose, sweet fruit and some fruitcake, really fragrant; very good intensity of fruit on the palate with some layering of texture, fleshy, bold, with really velvet tannins, and a long finish. There is just a touch of bitterness/chewiness right at the end, (but it is minor), just a little warmth at the end. Very good.

2016 CALICEM

Linden Wilkie: 93-95+ points
Fairly opaque; bright, intense and rich on the nose, fruit-intense, fresh and vibrant in expression; Juicy and concentrated on the palate, really lively fruit, super fine fruit tannins and texture, mineral, with some florals on the finish. Impressively well-balanced, with natural drive from the fruit (rather than oak and extraction). This 2016 is intense but elegant.

2015 CALICEM

Linden Wilkie: 92-94 points
Deep, semi-opaque; a reserved nose, rich and fleshy; a transparent expression of dark berries, cocoa, velvety tannin, a touch of minerality, cherry notes and then a refreshingly bittersweet twist. Very promising, substantial, but not over-pushed 100% Merlot.

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90-94
Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
2015 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion 750 OWC3 40 120 850 - HK
2015 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion 750 BOTTLE 4 4 850 - SHOP
2016 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion 750 BOTTLE 6 6 850 - HK
2016 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion 750 OWC3 40 120 850 - HK
2016 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion 750 BOTTLE 4 4 850 - SHOP
2018 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion 750 OWC3 20 60 850 WA90-92 HK
2018 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion 12000 OWC1 2 2 20,000 WA90-92 HK
2018 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion 15000 OWC1 2 2 26,000 WA90-92 HK
2018 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion 750 BOTTLE 2 2 850 WA90-92 HK
2019 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion 750 OWC3 40 120 850 - HK
2020 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion 750 BOTTLE 108 108 850 WA92-94 EP
2020 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion 12000 OWC1 2 2 20,000 WA92-94 EP
2020 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion 15000 OWC1 2 2 26,000 WA92-94 EP
2021 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion 750 OWC3 40 120 800 WA91-93+ EP
2015 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion
750 ml OWC3 HK HKD 850 / BTL 40 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
40
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
850
Score
-
Location
HK
2015 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 850 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
850
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2016 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 850 / BTL 6 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
6
Qty of btl
6
Btl price (HKD)
850
Score
-
Location
HK
2016 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion
750 ml OWC3 HK HKD 850 / BTL 40 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
40
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
850
Score
-
Location
HK
2016 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 850 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
850
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2018 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion
750 ml OWC3 HK HKD 850 / BTL 20 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
20
Qty of btl
60
Btl price (HKD)
850
Score
WA90-92
Location
HK
2018 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion
12000 ml OWC1 HK HKD 20,000 / BTL 2 case available
Bottle size
12000
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
20,000
Score
WA90-92
Location
HK
2018 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion
15000 ml OWC1 HK HKD 26,000 / BTL 2 case available
Bottle size
15000
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
26,000
Score
WA90-92
Location
HK
2018 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 850 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
850
Score
WA90-92
Location
HK
2019 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion
750 ml OWC3 HK HKD 850 / BTL 40 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
40
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
850
Score
-
Location
HK
2020 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 850 / BTL 108 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
108
Qty of btl
108
Btl price (HKD)
850
Score
WA92-94
Location
EP
2020 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion
12000 ml OWC1 EP HKD 20,000 / BTL 2 case available
Bottle size
12000
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
20,000
Score
WA92-94
Location
EP
2020 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion
15000 ml OWC1 EP HKD 26,000 / BTL 2 case available
Bottle size
15000
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
26,000
Score
WA92-94
Location
EP
2021 Calicem - Calicem Saint Emilion
750 ml OWC3 EP HKD 800 / BTL 40 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
40
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
800
Score
WA91-93+
Location
EP
Under the law of Hong Kong, intoxicating liquor must not be sold or supplied to a minor in the course of business. 根據香港法律,不得在業務過程中,向未成年人售賣或供應令人醺醉的酒類。 The wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. Title to all wine remains with The Fine Wine Experience until paid for in full.提供的货物仍有待售。 货物所有权只在收到全额付款到The Fine Wine Experience的帐户後转移。
HK / HK storage; ready for delivery within 1-2 business days.
HK-Shop / available for in-store purchase in Sai Ying Pun.
HK Pre-arrival wines in transit to Hong Kong. Please contact us for arrival estimate.
En-Primeur / wines still in chateau; will arrange delivery to once wine is received in HK