Helan Quingue Vineyard, Jabeilan Reserve, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China 2014

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Highly recommended

Country: China
Region: Ningxia
Sub-region: Helan Mountain East
Grape(s): 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Gernischt
Producer: Helan Quingue Vineyard
Alc: 14.5%
Price range: 368RMB

Helan Quingue Vineyard, Jabeilan Reserve, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China 2014 Helan Quingue Vineyard, Jabeilan Reserve, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China 2014

This cuvée made history six years ago by winning the DWWA international trophy for their 2009 vintage. It is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with 15% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Gernischt. Only 50% of new oak is used and the result is fresh and elegant, with classic cassis aromas and some herbaceous notes. This is probably the most stylish wine I tasted from Ningxia; it has the finesse and structure of the Old World, but with the richness of fruit from the New World.

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