2020 DWWA: Award-winning Chinese wines - Platinum, Gold and Silver

In the 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards, China continued to establish its reputation of producing quality-led, award-winning wines for the global market, and building on previous successes, it achieved 120 medals, including one Platinum, three Gold, 34 Silver and 82 Bronze.

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2020 DWWA: Award-winning Chinese wines - Bronze I

2020 DWWA: Award-winning Chinese wines - Bronze II

2020 DWWA: Commended Chinese wines

Wines

Jinfulan, Sheng Wei Lan, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2017 Jinfulan, Sheng Wei Lan, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2017

Jinfulan, Sheng Wei Lan, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2017

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

This is bright and juicy with pretty violet, cocoa and cassis aromatics. The palate is supple and rounded with blackcurrant leaf and red stone fruit characters. Lovely.

Amethyst Manor, Amethyard Classic Marselan, Huailai, Hebei, China, 2017 Amethyst Manor, Amethyard Classic Marselan, Huailai, Hebei, China, 2017

Amethyst Manor, Amethyard Classic Marselan, Huailai, Hebei, China, 2017

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

A restrained blueberry, vanilla and blackcurrant nose introduces a layered, robust palate with grainy tannins bolstering stony savoury mineral character. Not without some elegance.

Amethyst Manor, Amethyard Classic Marselan, Huailai, Hebei, China, 2015 Amethyst Manor, Amethyard Classic Marselan, Huailai, Hebei, China, 2015

Amethyst Manor, Amethyard Classic Marselan, Huailai, Hebei, China, 2015

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

The bouquet is dominated by expensive oak with hints of red fruits and cassis underneath. The palate offers bold coffee bean and oaky flavours. A polished gastronomic style.

Tiansai Vineyards, Skyline of Gobi Reserve Shiraz-Marselan, Yanqi, Xinjiang, China, 2016 Tiansai Vineyards, Skyline of Gobi Reserve Shiraz-Marselan, Yanqi, Xinjiang, China, 2016

Tiansai Vineyards, Skyline of Gobi Reserve Shiraz-Marselan, Yanqi, Xinjiang, China, 2016

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Rich ripe black cherry, raspberry and cassis fruit nose with floral hints. Minty and peppery in the mouth with fine tannins and persistent length.

Grace Vineyard, Deep Blue , Shanxi, China, 2017 Grace Vineyard, Deep Blue , Shanxi, China, 2017

Grace Vineyard, Deep Blue , Shanxi, China, 2017

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

A flashy and ambitious wine with pronounced cedar, vanilla, cherry and liquorice scents, abundant fine-grained tannins and a toasty finish. Fine job!

Greatwall, Terroir Cabernet Sauvignon, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2016 Greatwall, Terroir Cabernet Sauvignon, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2016

Greatwall, Terroir Cabernet Sauvignon, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2016

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Powerful nose of cassis with new oak; round and opulent in the mouth with a long and moreish blackcurrant finish. Satisfying.

Changyu, Long Tailed Cat, Yantai, Shandong, China, 2019 Changyu, Long Tailed Cat, Yantai, Shandong, China, 2019

Changyu, Long Tailed Cat, Yantai, Shandong, China, 2019

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Simple but pleasing in style and structure with an attractive red and black berry fruit nose and juicy palate.

Kweichow Moutai, Moutai Old Vigneron Dry Red Wine, Changli, Hebei, China, 2017 Kweichow Moutai, Moutai Old Vigneron Dry Red Wine, Changli, Hebei, China, 2017

Kweichow Moutai, Moutai Old Vigneron Dry Red Wine, Changli, Hebei, China, 2017

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

A well-made wine with fine-grained tannins, lots of cassis and red fruit, plus notes of coconut and creamy oak. Energetic finish.

Chateau Miqin, Zidai Reserve, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2018 Chateau Miqin, Zidai Reserve, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2018

Chateau Miqin, Zidai Reserve, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2018

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Striking ripe plum, cassis, dried tobacco and baking spice nose, then a well-structured palate with tight, fine-grained tannins bringing concentration and texture. Classy stuff.

Xige Estate, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2017 Xige Estate, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2017

Xige Estate, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2017

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Cassis and cherry scents with hints of tar, tobacco and cedar. The palate displays a similar quality, with a generosity of fruit that carries the finish well.

Chandon, Brut , Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, NV Chandon, Brut , Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, NV

Chandon, Brut , Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, NV

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

A classic traditional method style showing a good balance of nutty, toasty notes alongside ripe stone and red fruits. Rich and complex.

Domaine Franco Chinois, East Garden, Huailai, Hebei, China, 2014 Domaine Franco Chinois, East Garden, Huailai, Hebei, China, 2014

Domaine Franco Chinois, East Garden, Huailai, Hebei, China, 2014

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Rich and opulent style with a powerful oak influence on the nose and polished cassis, raspberry, clove and cinnamon flavours. Long, cedary finish.

Chateau Changyu AFIP Global, Chardonnay, Fangshang, Beijing, China, 2017 Chateau Changyu AFIP Global, Chardonnay, Fangshang, Beijing, China, 2017

Chateau Changyu AFIP Global, Chardonnay, Fangshang, Beijing, China, 2017

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Restrained apple, acacia, vanilla and lemon zest aromatics. Subtle and creamy palate, with ripe stone fruit and smoky characters, plus a rich, buttery texture. Pretty good overall.

Chateau Mihope, Chardonnay, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2018 Chateau Mihope, Chardonnay, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2018

Chateau Mihope, Chardonnay, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2018

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

The nose shows notes of citrus and green apple, with a touch of buttercream. Palate is zesty and flinty. Quite a lean style with a long finish.

Puchang Vineyard , Saperavi, Turpan, Xinjiang, China, 2016 Puchang Vineyard , Saperavi, Turpan, Xinjiang, China, 2016

Puchang Vineyard , Saperavi, Turpan, Xinjiang, China, 2016

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Lots of classic varietal character here with notes of plum, dried herbs, hawthorn and plums. The palate is softly textured with restrained tannins. Nicely done.

Chateau Nine Peaks, Reserve Chardonnay, Qingdao, Shandong, China, 2018 Chateau Nine Peaks, Reserve Chardonnay, Qingdao, Shandong, China, 2018

Chateau Nine Peaks, Reserve Chardonnay, Qingdao, Shandong, China, 2018

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Green apple, toast, lemon and flinty scents. The palate is perky and concentrated with graceful length. Overall quite appealing.

Helan Mountain, Xiao Feng Chardonnay, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2017 Helan Mountain, Xiao Feng Chardonnay, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2017

Helan Mountain, Xiao Feng Chardonnay, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2017

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Ripe peach and red apple nose. The oak is obvious on the creamy and nutty palate but has integrated over time, adding opulence. Long, spicy finish.

Ningxia Huida Colouful Sunshine, Qian Hongyu Cabernet Sauvignon, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2015 Ningxia Huida Colouful Sunshine, Qian Hongyu Cabernet Sauvignon, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2015

Ningxia Huida Colouful Sunshine, Qian Hongyu Cabernet Sauvignon, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2015

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Debonair leather, cedar, cassis and clove aromatics. On the palate the oak is well integrated, adding elements of vanilla and spice. Long, grippy finish.

Citic Guoan Wine Industry, Niya Berries Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Tianshan Mountain North, Xinjiang, China, 2016 Citic Guoan Wine Industry, Niya Berries Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Tianshan Mountain North, Xinjiang, China, 2016

Citic Guoan Wine Industry, Niya Berries Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Tianshan Mountain North, Xinjiang, China, 2016

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Pretty scents of violets, cassis, cedar and pine. Exhibits some development in the mouth with dried-fruit notes and polished tannins. Rich and complex.

LongTing Vineyard, Heritage Cabernet Sauvignon, Yili, Xinjiang, China, 2017 LongTing Vineyard, Heritage Cabernet Sauvignon, Yili, Xinjiang, China, 2017

LongTing Vineyard, Heritage Cabernet Sauvignon, Yili, Xinjiang, China, 2017

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Floral and fruity; a pleasant combination of violet, blackcurrant, and raspberry. Still very much in its youth, with good concentration of flavour, and excellent finish.

Greatwall , Huaxia 92 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Changli, Hebei, China, NV Greatwall , Huaxia 92 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Changli, Hebei, China, NV

Greatwall , Huaxia 92 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Changli, Hebei, China, NV

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Intense oak, liquorice and dark red berry nose. The palate is fresh and vibrant, with noticeable but supple tannins.

Greatwall, Coastal Reserve Petit Manseng, Penglai, Shandong, China, NV Greatwall, Coastal Reserve Petit Manseng, Penglai, Shandong, China, NV

Greatwall, Coastal Reserve Petit Manseng, Penglai, Shandong, China, NV

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Quite honeyed with a caramelised lemon and peach nose. The palate has an appealingly fresh finish, and the more developed note fits well with the style.

West Region Pearl, Berry Selection 300, Manas, Xinjiang, China, 2016 West Region Pearl, Berry Selection 300, Manas, Xinjiang, China, 2016

West Region Pearl, Berry Selection 300, Manas, Xinjiang, China, 2016

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Sweet red cherry aromas with some oak and cedar characters. The oak is well-managed and delivers a twist of sweet spice. Quite nicely done.

Chateau Hedong, Cabernet Franc, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2017 Chateau Hedong, Cabernet Franc, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2017

Chateau Hedong, Cabernet Franc, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2017

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Good varietal aromas of raw plums and blackcurrants with a whiff of smoke. Quite mouth-filling, with plenty of mature red fruit, well-integrated oak and soft tannins. Finishes well.

Weightstone, Musann Blanc, Taiwan, China, 2018 Weightstone, Musann Blanc, Taiwan, China, 2018

Weightstone, Musann Blanc, Taiwan, China, 2018

90
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Seductive jasmine, rose and lime blossom aromatics with notes of candied citrus, strawberries and cream on the appealingly long finish. Gastronomic.

Chateau Junding, Xiyue, Penglai, Shandong, China, 2016 Chateau Junding, Xiyue, Penglai, Shandong, China, 2016

Chateau Junding, Xiyue, Penglai, Shandong, China, 2016

91
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Rich cassis, cedar, clove spice and red fruit nose. Full-bodied and polished, framed by fine, savoury tannins and finishing with laudable persistence.

Chateau Changyu Rena, Syrah, Shaanxi, China, 2016 Chateau Changyu Rena, Syrah, Shaanxi, China, 2016

Chateau Changyu Rena, Syrah, Shaanxi, China, 2016

91
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

There is some finesse here with a clove, anise, blueberry, blackberry and vanilla bouquet and taste; the oak is also well-judged. Vibrant and quite complex stuff.

Canaan Wine Estate, Shi Bai Pian Reserve Chardonnay, Huailai, Hebei, China, 2016 Canaan Wine Estate, Shi Bai Pian Reserve Chardonnay, Huailai, Hebei, China, 2016

Canaan Wine Estate, Shi Bai Pian Reserve Chardonnay, Huailai, Hebei, China, 2016

91
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Intense floral and toasty oak bouquet, then rich and ripe in the mouth with a long finish. Lovely wine.

Shandong Taila Winery, Ventanges Tartives Petit Manseng, Weihai, Shandong, China, 2018 Shandong Taila Winery, Ventanges Tartives Petit Manseng, Weihai, Shandong, China, 2018

Shandong Taila Winery, Ventanges Tartives Petit Manseng, Weihai, Shandong, China, 2018

92
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Attractive ripe mango, melon, pear, peach and apricot aromatics with notes of acacia honey on the palate. Classy, deep and persistent.

Tonghua, Late Harvest Vidal, Tonghua, Jilin, China, NV Tonghua, Late Harvest Vidal, Tonghua, Jilin, China, NV

Tonghua, Late Harvest Vidal, Tonghua, Jilin, China, NV

92
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Lovely tangerine peel, apricot and pear skin aromatics. Luscious and rich on the palate with an interesting butterscotch and caramelised stone fruit character. Very long.

Chateau Hedong, Syrah, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2016 Chateau Hedong, Syrah, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2016

Chateau Hedong, Syrah, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2016

93
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Blue-fruited, peppery and herbal, this displays a rather Crozes style with a lighter palate, soft tannins and a refreshing finish. Lovely wine.

Liaoning Sanhe, Cailonglin Vidal Icewine, Huanren, Liaoning, China, 2016 Liaoning Sanhe, Cailonglin Vidal Icewine, Huanren, Liaoning, China, 2016

Liaoning Sanhe, Cailonglin Vidal Icewine, Huanren, Liaoning, China, 2016

93
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

This is a vibrant and complex wine with an exuberant apricot, tangerine, lime, pineapple and candied orange blossom nose. It's concentrated in the mouth with lively acidity. Wonderful stuff!

Liaoning Sanhe, Cailonglin Vidal Icewine, Huanren, Liaoning, China, 2014 Liaoning Sanhe, Cailonglin Vidal Icewine, Huanren, Liaoning, China, 2014

Liaoning Sanhe, Cailonglin Vidal Icewine, Huanren, Liaoning, China, 2014

93
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Marmalade and clove nose. Rich and powerful, this shows a densely-packed, tropical palate with a searing acidity that counters the luscious sweetness.

Chateau Changyu, Golden Diamond Golden Icewine Valley Vidal, Huanren, Liaoning, China, 2017 Chateau Changyu, Golden Diamond Golden Icewine Valley Vidal, Huanren, Liaoning, China, 2017

Chateau Changyu, Golden Diamond Golden Icewine Valley Vidal, Huanren, Liaoning, China, 2017

94
DWWA Silver

Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards

Opens with lovely pear, honeysuckle, apricot and tangerine scents. The palate is an enticing mix of peach, lemon peel and nectarine. Opulent, rich, polished and elegant.

Chateau Changyu, Black Diamond Golden Icewine Valley Vidal, Huanren, Liaoning, China, 2017 Chateau Changyu, Black Diamond Golden Icewine Valley Vidal, Huanren, Liaoning, China, 2017

Chateau Changyu, Black Diamond Golden Icewine Valley Vidal, Huanren, Liaoning, China, 2017

95
DWWA Gold

Gold
Decanter World Wine Awards

Apple peel, peach, marmalade and dried apricot nose. The palate is honeyed, rich and unctuous with wonderful length and impeccable poise. A beauty.

Liaoning Sanhe, Cailonglin Vidal Icewine, Huanren, Liaoning, China, 2013 Liaoning Sanhe, Cailonglin Vidal Icewine, Huanren, Liaoning, China, 2013

Liaoning Sanhe, Cailonglin Vidal Icewine, Huanren, Liaoning, China, 2013

95
DWWA Gold

Gold
Decanter World Wine Awards

A cascade of ripe, scented, marmalade, honey, butterscotch and candied citrus characters pile out of the glass in friendly combat with toast, tea leaf and perky acidity. Bravo.

Domaine Franco Chinois, Petit Manseng, Huailai, Hebei, China, 2015 Domaine Franco Chinois, Petit Manseng, Huailai, Hebei, China, 2015

Domaine Franco Chinois, Petit Manseng, Huailai, Hebei, China, 2015

96
DWWA Gold

Gold
Decanter World Wine Awards

Vibrant, playful and exciting, this is a superb wine with an apricot, pear and peach skin nose, beautiful melon and tangerine flavours and a long finish. Bravo!

Ji'an Baite, Manor Icewine, Tonghua, Jilin, China, 2016 Ji'an Baite, Manor Icewine, Tonghua, Jilin, China, 2016

Ji'an Baite, Manor Icewine, Tonghua, Jilin, China, 2016

97
Platinum Best in Show

Platinum
Decanter World Wine Awards

Resplendent tangerine and dried apricot scents lead onto an intense palate of ripe oranges, figs and dates. Elegant, long, concentrated and beautiful, this will will handsomely repay cellaring.