Shangri-La

Ao Yun Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

8.952 ratings
8.810 pro ratings
China
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Matt Duncan

Fascinating! Pyrozenes belie 15% ABV. Focused, textured and bright. Corison Kronos sticks out as a comparison...

Fascinating! Pyrozenes belie 15% ABV. Focused, textured and bright. Corison Kronos sticks out as a comparison...

Jul 9th, 2019
Matt Lasater

Tough blind for me, most people called CS/CF blend, took air for the pyrazines fo become apparent to me. Certainly unique. Hard to pinpoint exactly what this wine is, but there’s some elevation character here, would be interested in trying more. $300.......🤨

Tough blind for me, most people called CS/CF blend, took air for the pyrazines fo become apparent to me. Certainly unique. Hard to pinpoint exactly what this wine is, but there’s some elevation character here, would be interested in trying more. $300.......🤨

Jun 29th, 2019
Sean Genn

A blend of grapes from 5 regions in China made by the Cheval Blanc Winemaker. Reminds me of a mix of Napa Valley and Bordeaux. A core of dark fruit followed by classic Bordeaux like notes green peppercorn and tobacco.

A blend of grapes from 5 regions in China made by the Cheval Blanc Winemaker. Reminds me of a mix of Napa Valley and Bordeaux. A core of dark fruit followed by classic Bordeaux like notes green peppercorn and tobacco.

Oct 25th, 2017
Dimitri Fedotov, C.S.

Sommelier Osteria 177

8.6

My first one from China

My first one from China

1 person found it helpfulApr 14th, 2017
George Chen

I liked the wet stone and minerality of the nose...lots of slate, asphalt and hints of fried fruits on the nose. Structure was taught albeit the mouth-feel was thinner than expected for such a expensive wine. Think there is some Carmenere in there which I'm not fan of for Cab/Cab Franc dominated blend. This is the first vintage and I think there is promise. The nose really opened up after 30 minutes so hope this wine can age at this lofty price!

I liked the wet stone and minerality of the nose...lots of slate, asphalt and hints of fried fruits on the nose. Structure was taught albeit the mouth-feel was thinner than expected for such a expensive wine. Think there is some Carmenere in there which I'm not fan of for Cab/Cab Franc dominated blend. This is the first vintage and I think there is promise. The nose really opened up after 30 minutes so hope this wine can age at this lofty price!

Jan 26th, 2017
Sim Salzman

Full bodied special CF/CS blend! #RedPlateLV

Full bodied special CF/CS blend! #RedPlateLV

Dec 8th, 2019
Alvaro Bustillos

Casa gomezito

Casa gomezito

Nov 19th, 2019
Yi Wang

One of the best and most expensive wine from China. High acidity and tannin, peppery and blueberry aromas. I expected the wine to have longer finish and to be more complicated. However, it is well balanced.

One of the best and most expensive wine from China. High acidity and tannin, peppery and blueberry aromas. I expected the wine to have longer finish and to be more complicated. However, it is well balanced.

Feb 20th, 2019
Juan Pelizzatti

California style, sweet and boring

California style, sweet and boring

Aug 24th, 2018
Kenta Hayashi

What a heavy bottle! My first Ao Yun. Seems to emulate Bordeaux style. Would love to try it again after some age.

What a heavy bottle! My first Ao Yun. Seems to emulate Bordeaux style. Would love to try it again after some age.

Aug 3rd, 2018