Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2013, South Africa
Whilst Hannibal used African elephants to invade Italy, here the pachyderm charge is the other way. Italian varieties like Sangiovese, Nebbiolo and Barbera mixed with Pinot Noir and others to create a complex, cherry and red-fruity wine with a leathery complexity. Think of Italian food and you’re there – it loves tomatoes and herb-infused grills. This is a fascinating wine and an innovation from one of South Africa’s great producer.