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Overall rating:

Points 94

Ao Yun 2013

Grape Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape Variety:Cabernet Franc

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Ao Yun 2013

Ao Yun 2013

A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, this is a bold, dramatic and compelling debut wine from winemaker Maxence Dulou. Particularly impressive is the strong sense and imprint of place which is partially revealed by its saturated colour, exquisite ripeness, silky, grainy tannins and exciting freshness. The palate also provides sweet black and red cherry fruit overlaid with cool graphite, camphor as well as notes of juniper, pepper and cumin. Most surprising of all is the 15.1% alcohol which is both balanced and well hidden in the texture and freshness. It’s difficult to predict how long the wine will age and develop. But all the elements are there for a long and happy life.

Drink: 2018-2035

Price: RRP £225

Taster: John Stimpfig