Shangri-La

Ao Yun Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

8.931 ratings
8.98 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
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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.

91 points.

$300.

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.

91 points.

$300.

Dec 20th, 2019
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
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
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