It has been too long till I last had his beauty. An acquired taste for sure but one of the great liquors of the world. — 2 years ago
Amazing Chinese wine — 3 years ago
Introduced to me by the sommelier at Bulgari Hotel Shanghai. The wine comes from a Xinjiang vineyard. Rkatsiteli (stands for “Red Stem”) is a grape from Georgia (Europe/Asia) for making white wine. It is surprisingly good. Crisp, leafy taste, sweet tasting (pear & coconut), mineral — 3 years ago
Very surprised that my hometown winery could produce such fine wine. I likes its dark color and berries smell, a bit sweet and low tnnins. it's a great value for everyday drink. — 3 years ago
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! — 4 years ago
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a tasty one from China.
Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.
Earthy nose with blueberries, black currants, blackberries, wood, light vanilla, espresso, wet leaves, forest floor, smoke, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite, vegetables, bell pepper, licorice and black pepper.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with with blueberries, sweet cherries, black plums, oak, licorice, cloves, earth, vegetables, spices, tobacco leaf, wet leaves, black tea, peppercorn and leather.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a nice surprise. My first Chinese wine, and that's a great start. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Feels like a Left Bank Bordeaux.
This 6 year old is nicely balanced, although could use a few more years in the bottle to mature.
Interesting enough to drink by itself with good friends and talk about.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the complexity.
Thank you Sonny for sharing this with me.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. Grapes are grown at over 8,000 feet elevation.
15% alcohol by volume.
$300. — 3 years ago
Very well done, probably the best wine I had from China ever, please keep in mind that my experience is limited, well balanced, lots of black fruits, wood, earth, medium to full body, good acidity, well integrated tannins and a long balanced finish. My score 88+, drink to 2023 — 4 years ago