Taste the ter­roir

Bordeaux real es­tate, a new Dom and a gath­er­ing of palates make James Suck­ling’s monthly news round-up

Hong Kong Tatler - - Life -

reat wines of the World was a spec­tac­u­lar suc­cess, draw­ing 1,000 of Asia’s most so­phis­ti­cated oenophiles and more than 50 of the world’s best vint­ners to the Four Sea­sons Ho­tel Hong Kong for a cel­e­bra­tion of great wines in one of the world’s great­est wine mar­kets. More than 800 peo­ple at­tended the Grand Tast­ing on Novem­ber 5, sip­ping 150 top vin­tages pre­sented by renowned winer­ies, in­clud­ing Bordeaux first growths Lafite and Mou­ton, as well as Italy’s pres­ti­gious Sas­si­caia and Bruno Gi­a­cosa. Guests also en­joyed fine Cham­pagnes from Bil­le­cartsal­mon. Mem­bers of the wine trade came from all over Asia for the event, or­gan­ised by Hong Kong Tatler and James­suck­ling.com. Some trea­sured old vin­tages were in­cluded in the 800 bot­tles poured. More than 20,000 peo­ple vis­ited the Great Wines of the World booth at the Wine & Dine Fes­ti­val held in con­junc­tion with the event, making it the big­gest con­sumer wine fix­ture in the world.

The 2015 Wine of the Year Awards Din­ner was held at the Asia So­ci­ety the evening af­ter the Grand Tast­ing, at­tract­ing more than 200 din­ers. Suck­ling, who tasted about 9,000 wines in the pre­ced­ing 12 months, crowned March­esi de’ Frescobaldi Brunello di Mon­tal­cino Castel­gio­condo 2010 as Wine of the Year for its out­stand­ing qual­ity, value and avail­abil­ity.

raise a glass More than 50 of the world’s most cel­e­brated winer­ies joined Great Wines of the World

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