We often classify the Old World and New World by the border of Europe. However many historians believe that the first wine was produced in Persia some 6,000 years ago, which is the location of today's Iran.
Today, it seems that France and the Europe have mastered the wine world, while other countries are just followers. In fact, Asia is more than just a follower and its diversity and long history is evident. For example, Lebanon is famed for making great wines since thousands of years ago. The extraordinary terroir of Bekka Valley coupled with indigenous grapes such as Merweh, Obaideh, make it a highly acclaimed and ancient wine producing country. On the other hand, with local grapes such as Koshu and Muscat Bailey-A, Japan devotes to pursuit of finesse and elegance at the expense of power and longevity, which is quite significant difference from our normal perception.
The world is big yet sometimes we are going too far and ignore our own land. In this wine Challenge, we also bring our guests some fantastic wines made locally by Flying Winemaking Eddie Mcdougall. Though the grapes from Bordeaux, it is a great opportunity for us to imbibe the real taste of Hong Kong.
世界很大，有時我們卻忽略了自己。今次的Wine Challenge，更難得為大家帶來由飛行釀酒師Eddie Mcdougall於本地釀製的葡萄酒，雖說採用法國波爾多的葡萄，但也能一嚐香港本土的味道。
The Info of the Judges of 93rd Wine.Luxe Challenge
The Wine List of 93rd Wine.Luxe Challenge
Carbernet Sauvignon, Israel
Clear garnet. It is plummy with hints of oak. Lots of dark fruits, smooth tannins. It is balanced between fruit and alcohol.
Muscat of Alexandria, Israel
Light straw green in color. Aromas of lychee, lemon jelly, mango, dried apricot and pineapple, cooked apple. It has a beautiful sweetness, perfect if the acidity was higher. Lengthy aftertaste with hints of sweet candies. A great muscat.
Okuzgozu 2013, Turkey
Aromas of black pepper and spices. Dark fruits in finish. It has a good structure with pleasant acidity and very soft tannins. An interesting wine that goes well with steak and black pepper sauce.
Private Selection 2007, Lebanon
Moderate intensity with developing nose of black plum, black cherry, black olive, pepper, tobacco and meaty hints. It has a high viscosity in mouth with high tannins and acidity. Long finish. It has a great potential for ageing.