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AO YUN
Red, Yunnan Shangri-La 2013

TASTING NOTES

"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 colour, 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... all the elements are there for a long and happy life." Decanter 94pts

  • Decanter 94
¥2280.00
  • COUNTRY
    China
  • STYLE
    Still
  • PRODUCER
    AO YUN
  • REGION
    Yunnan
  • COLOUR
    Red
  • BOTTLE SIZE
    750ml
  • APPELLATION
    Shangri-La
  • GRAPE
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
  • COUNTRY
    China
  • STYLE
    Still
  • PRODUCER
    AO YUN
  • REGION
    Yunnan
  • COLOUR
    Red
  • BOTTLE SIZE
    750ml
  • APPELLATION
    Shangri-La
  • GRAPE
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

AO YUN

Ao Yun- meaning "Proud Cloud”, is a project between the Chinese government and the French Moet Henessey franchise which was initiated in 2002. The aim of the project is to produce a World Class Chinese luxury wine that could be widely traded and recognized in the international Fine wine market. After years of meticulous research, at ideal site North of Yunnan was found. The winery is a nine-hour jeep drive from Shanri-La and not very far from the Burmse border. As the name of the winery suggests, vines are proudly grown at a dazzling 8000 feet in the Himalayas. The air is so thin and dry that there is no need for pesticides or fertilizers. The vineyard and the winery are so remote that almost everything has to be done by hand. At this height, even the veteran wine maker Maxence Dulou found fermentation was quite an effort! These rare gems have impressed a lot of critics so far and their grand vin has been widely tipped “as the first luxury Chinese wine to break into the international fine wine market.” (Decanter) Only 2000 cases produced in 2013. 

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