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How Good Is Château Lafite Rothschild’s Chinese Wine, Long Dai?

It arrives in the U.S. in 2020. Here’s a sneak preview. 

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Photographer: Richard Haughton

What’s the ultimate status wine in China? Famed Bordeaux first growth Château Lafite Rothschild. That’s why the company’s first wine made in China is such a big, big deal. 

The cabernet blend labeled Long Dai debuted at the company’s winery in Qiu Shan Valley, in China’s northeastern Shandong Peninsula, in September. It won’t arrive in the U.S. until 2020, and only 100 cases will be imported. They’ll be available at a few top shops and restaurants, but the majority of the 2,500-case inaugural release will be sold in China.