If you’re looking for a space that will both challenge and expand your wine connoisseurship, you’ll do well to make a reservation at The Point Restaurant & Bar now. The intimate venue, located in Medan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, combines two different concepts under one roof. The restaurant offers creative Asian and European dishes using the finest ingredients, all distinctively and delicately tweaked, as well as degustation menus that highlight seasonal ingredients.
The real gem at The Point, however, is the Wine Bar on the second floor, with its extensive selection of both new world and old world wines. Showcasing around 450 labels, the selection emphasises some of the best vineyards, terroir, vintages and wine producers from each region around the world, and are all stored in Liebherr Barrique chillers to ensure consistent temperature and humidity control at all times. The bar also makes the point – no pun intended – of employing elegant glassware from Gabriel-Glas that concentrates the wine’s bouquet regardless if it’s red, white or sparkling. A unique collaboration between wine critic René Gabriel and glassmaker Siegfried Seidl, Gabriel-Glas is also exclusively distributed in Malaysia by The Point.
To further its objective of cultivating and expanding wine connoisseurship locally, The Point has set up a non-membership wine club that conducts monthly tasting sessions that features guest speakers as well as some of the world’s most renowned wine makers and vintages. Such has been its success thus far, The Point was only one of seven restaurants in Malaysia to receive Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for its outstanding dedication to wine.
With more than 2,000 bottles of wine on hand, you’d be hard-pressed not to find a few that’ll make your day at The Point Restaurant & Bar. Consult the sommelier or start with one – or all! – of these.
Pierre Péters Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru
A small estate that produces a limited number of bottles of champagne – an average of 150,000 – a year, Pierre Péters is situated in the heart of the ‘Côte des Blancs’ in the village of Le Mesnil sur Oger, south of Épernay. The Point is the exclusive distributor of Pierre Péters in Malaysia.
Domaine Jaume Vinsobres Référence Rouge 2009
Beautiful deep colour and a refined nose of toasted oak and dark fruit. Full, velvety finish.
Paul Jaboulet Aîné Gigondas Pierre Aiguille 1998
Dark plum in colour with a sweet entry on the palate and a medium to full body.
Château Chasse-Spleen Moulis-en-Médoc 2009
Inky ruby/purple in colour, with a full and opulent body of ripe black fruits, minerals and hints of chocolate.
Château Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan 1971
Soft and subtle, complex on the nose and palate but very balanced and developed on the nose.