If ever we needed palate proof that planting the same grape in a different place results in a near total different wine, this outstanding red is irrefutable evidence. The people responsible for the viticulture and winemaking, of course, also add to the new equation. The sangiovese undergoes a dramatic transformation at Poggio Antico where they have fashioned a Brunello di Montalcino of incredible finesse and irresistible femininity. Floral notes, intense red fruit, rich silky tannins, and unforgiving freshness. A finish as long as a marathon. Serve in a generously shaped glass. A great pairing with roast chicken, roast pork, duck (including dried Cantonese waxed duck and dried sausages) and lamb. Go spoil yourself.
Lafite of China – Domaine de Long Dai