Shangri-La

Ao Yun Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

8.927 ratings
8.97 pro ratings
China
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Herbs, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Duck
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
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
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
Jakob Padberg

Tastes of green pepper and Chinese plums sauce, dope stuff. A lotta booze at 15%

Tastes of green pepper and Chinese plums sauce, dope stuff. A lotta booze at 15%

Aug 2nd, 2018
Peter Zandbergen

My first Chinese wine :)

My first Chinese wine :)

Feb 25th, 2018
Michelle Ng

中國雲南 Ao Yun 敖云 2013, HKD$3500 It tastes less dense than French as a cab. So for such price is considered a bit too expensive.

中國雲南 Ao Yun 敖云 2013, HKD$3500 It tastes less dense than French as a cab. So for such price is considered a bit too expensive.

Feb 7th, 2018
Raj Ahluwalia

Not deserving of the high price..

Not deserving of the high price..

Oct 4th, 2017