An excellent Riesling! If you were suspicious about NZ whites 20 years ago, well, life is a journey, full of discoveries, and China is a rather big country. hell, good food demands great wines. The rest is eurocentism and, worse, Porterism for wines. We had a blast! This Riesling (not a blend) is fresh, fruity, bright, balanced, fun, v drinkable w/o any undesirable aftertastes and leaving your head okay the morning after. A friend brought it from London, a 2017 harvest, and boy, were we suspicious? Then again: Coming from a 19th vineyard - how would they not know their thing? It‘s us not knowing their wines! — 5 years ago
This is solid. Better than a lot of domestic wines. — 7 years ago
Another master piece by China's most renowned wine maker. — 8 years ago
Alane had this 5 years ago
From Berry Bros & Rudd - the cheaper £8 version of the other Chinese wine, same producer. Wasn't nice to stary with, it was like chewing on the actual barrell. Definitely needs BBQd food or charred food and way more breathing than I thought, around 3 hours, then it was quite nice! — 6 years ago
My first Chinese wine! Very interesting. youthful and lean as an 09 but developing brotryis flavours. Very long earthy & soil finish. Couldn't peg it.... — 7 years ago
This wine is another masterpiece by Changyu, China's most renowned wine maker. It comes with a soft touch yet a great smell. — 8 years ago
Very nice with duck and plum sauce — 6 years ago
Dragon Boat Manor. Pretty common wine found in Chinese wine shops. Inexpensive with a very nice bottle. Could easily fool someone into thinking this is a fine French wine while the price is about 40 RMB.
Good ruby color and not a strong scent from the bottle but a strong red cherry scent from the glass. Fruity, sweet cherry taste with a hint of orange and a short finish.
All and all not too bad. I've had this wine a few times and usually prefer it to the Changyu or Great Wall. But a little too sweet for a red wine. — 6 years ago
Chinese bordeaux blend. With a French winemaker. 3 years in French oak. Well balanced and integrated. Very French style. — 8 years ago