Ao Yun Chinese Wine
Product DescriptionAo Yun Shangri-La Red Wine 2013
"Ao Yun is certainly the best red wine from China I've yet sampled." - Elin McCoy, Bloomberg
"The 2013 vintage from Moet Hennessy winery in Adong, China (a remote village 2,500 meters up in the Himalayan foothills) could be the start of something big." - Jane Anson, South China Morning Post
94 PTS - DECANTER - "A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, this is a bold, dramatic and compelling debut wine from winemaker Maxence Dulou. Particularly impressive is the strong sense and imprint of place which is partially revealed by its saturated color, exquisite ripeness, silky, grainy tannins and exciting freshness. The palate also provides sweet black and red cherry fruit overlaid with cool graphite, camphor as well as notes of juniper, pepper and cumin. Most surprising of all is the 15.1% alcohol which is both balanced and well hidden in the texture and freshness. It's difficult to predict how long the wine will age and develop. But all the elements are there for a long and happy life."
93 PTS - JAMES SUCKLING - "Aromas of blackberry, blueberry and olives. Hints of bark and mushroom. Currants. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a beautiful finish. A lovely dark fruit undertone. Minerally and very fine. Made of Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Cabernet Franc. This is 28 hectares in total. The wines have 10 years. It's all handmade. Beautiful structure and depth. This is a wine that really impresses with all the finesse and quality of tannins. Goes on for minutes. Better in 2020 but so fine now."