2013 Ao Yun

Community Tasting Note

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90 Points

Monday, April 11, 2016 - Ao Yun wine launch dinner with Jean Guillame Prats (Marcel's Restaurant, Washington D.C.): Truly an ambitious and perhaps a bit crazy project of LVMH that is spearheaded by Jean-Guillaume Prats.

http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/moet-hennessy-to-bottle-first-chinese-red-wine-765/

90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet France, from the vines planted ten years ago. Bright red fruit driven nose, cherry and cranberry, a hint of green pepper vegetal, perhaps cumin, lead pencil and earth. One bottle showed medium concentration and the better bottle showed excellent concentration. The impression for me combines the nose of a very good non-classified left bank Bordeaux and a perfectly ripe high end Loire Cab Franc. It reminds Jean- Guillaume the bright red fruits of Pic Saint-Loup. It will be interesting to follow the projects as the vines mature.

$280 US MSRP.

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