2013 Ao Yun Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ml
Wine With Bok - 9.5/10 Stars
Bouquet of Ao Yun has this elevated acidity with a bit of chemical oak funk, and the acidity was reflected in the content as well, however, a simple sip and there are a lot of promising elements inside. I was impressed, very mellow fruit and slightly elevated oak profile. A sip and I was sold, I was really impressed with the content, the fruit is very expressive, soft and elegant, more importantly, drinking right next to Malescot, it stood tall, not giving in a bit in terms of overall performance, I really enjoyed the finesse of the wine body, and this is not common for Bordeaux. I must confess I never had a bottle of Chinese made wines this impressive until tonight. Perhaps hundreds of years down the road, wines made in China is as common as silk made in China. (5/2021)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 93 Points
This 2013 Ao Yun is a new star of China! The vineyard is backed by LVMH in Shangri-La, at the edge of the Himalayas. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates this wine with 90%, the other 10% is Cabernet Franc. 2013 is the first vintage. It is opaque, with a very deep ruby color. Elegant and restrained in style, it reveals scents of bell pepper, blackcurrant, prune and blackberry with subtle hints of dark chocolate, clove, tobacco and licorice. Refreshing on the palate, full-bodied and with very silky tannins, it has great concentration, perfect structure and a very long finish. (10/2017)
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