Ao Yun Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 750ml
SKU: 766

Ao Yun Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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750ml
$279.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region China
Brand Ao Yun
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Our vineyards are located in the UNESCO World heritage region of Three Parallel Rivers (the Yangtze, Mekong and Salween). They are situated in the villages of Adong, Xidang, Sinong and Shuori - just below the sacred Meili Mountain that culminates at 6'800 m - spread over 314 blocks on 27,7ha with complementary altitudes varying from 2'200 to 2'600 meters, in order to allow the Cabernet Sauvignon to give a unique expression like no other.
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This deep garnet colored wine is dense and perfumed on the nose, offering aromas of cassis, thyme and violet. It is bright at first sip, quickly followed by luxurious tannins that settle in quickly and back off, allowing bold acidity to reign. Lush fruit flavors of black cherry and dark plum are joined by notes of oregano, rosemary, lavender and thyme with a strong vein of minerality. Drink now-2034.

July 1, 2021
Wine Advocate
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This is a new blend for Ao Yun, with the 2016 vintage composed of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 4% Syrah and 2% Petit Verdot. It is deep ruby in color and has lifted herbaceous bramble and red and black plum fruit with subtle toasted new oak notes. There is significant concentration with robust alcohol but lifting acidity and ripe, fine-grained tannins. Very juicy, vinous and young! The 2016 Ao Yun doesn't have the immediate generosity of the 2015 vintage and will undoubtedly need time to develop in bottle. It will be more approachable from 2021. That said, if decanted in advance, it can already give pleasure. Notably, this was the first vintage winemaker Maxence Dulou decided to blend at sea-level, given that few consumers of Ao Yun will appreciate the wine at 2,600 meters in altitude. It will be fascinating to see how the 2016 evolves alongside the more voluptuous 2015 vintage.

December 10, 2020