2017 Best/Trophy Winners

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RED WINES

97

Jade Vineyard, Aria, CHINA - Ningxia, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014.

BEST TROPHY

 

A Cabernet Sauvignon expression at its very best. Blackcurrants, fine grain oak, little bit of clove and toasted herbs. The tannins are assertive, well structured and designed to last a long time. Supported by excellent acidity the wine is lively and has a long life ahead.

95

He Lang Ting, CHINA - Ningxia, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013.

GOLD MEDAL

 

Ripe, rich and powerful is the best way to describe this wine. The explosive black fruits and charm of baking spices add lots of appeal. Its generous flavours are balanced, concentrated and moreish. Hard not to love this wine.

94

Chateau Yuange, Yuange Yuexiang, CHINA - Ningxia, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012.

GOLD MEDAL

 

Bright in the glass and loaded with lots of honest blue fruits. The concentration is immense and supports a fresh and vibrant palate that has plenty of concentration and intensity. The genuine varietal purity is what makes it a winner.

94

Yang Yang International Wine Estate, CHINA - Ningxia, Cabernet Gernischt, 2013.

GOLD MEDAL

Interesting notes of white pepper, nice hints of mint and black berries. Balanced fruit profile across the palate and tannins to support the overall flow. Good length and great finish. Top marks for complexity

93

Chateau Mercian, Mariko Vineyard, JAPAN, Syrah, 2013.

GOLD MEDAL

 

All the definitive Syrah characteristics are well preserved. The perfume of white pepper, pine trees, blackcurrants and classy French oak is well integrated. This elegant example has tremendous freshness, elegance and poise. A true pleasure.

93

Chateau Bacchus, CHINA - Ningxia, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014.

GOLD MEDAL

 

Immensely concentrated with blackcurrants, cola and sour cherries. The core of this wine lies with its ability to have drying tannins that support the ripe fruit characteristics.

93

Kishor Vineyards, Savant Red, ISRAEL, 2014.

GOLD MEDAL

 

Dense and viscous in the glass. Powerful flavours matched with some powerful oak, plush tannins, smattering of blackcurrants. Tannins are ripe and well-extracted offering the drinker a wine full of concentration. Deserves some cellaring time.

The above represents the current best red wines that Asia has to offer. A total of 27 red wines recieved medals in the 2017 Asian Wine Review showing the strides that the region is making in quality wine production. To view and download the full 2017 review for FREE - Click HERE

WHITE WINES

 

97

Grace Winery, Grace Gris de Gris de Koshu, JAPAN, 2015.

BEST TROPHY

Lively and vibrant. The magnificent bouquet of white florals, orange blossoms and chalk add a high level of sophistication to the wine. The palate is expansive whilst holding a tightly-wound mineral profile driven by citrus-like acidity. A classy wine with drinkabilty beyond just enjoyable. 

93

Chateau Mercian, Mariko Vineyard, JAPAN, Sauvignon Blanc, 2015.

GOLD MEDAL

 

Orange blossom and lime peel aromas with a delicate X-factor on the palate. Nice overall varietal characteristics and refinement with good lingering minerality. Wonderful expression of Sauvignon Blanc.

93

Recanati Winery, Chardonnay Reserve, ISRAEL, 2014.

GOLD MEDAL

 

Light pale golden colour and hue. Moderate varietal aroma. Light touch of grapefruit, tropical melons and a bees waxy finish. The clever use of oak maturation over fine lees is noticeable and well prescribed to add complexity. Rich yet still lively and refreshing.

The above represents the current best White wines that Asia has to offer. A total of 8 White wines recieved medals in the 2017 Asian Wine Review showing the strides that the region is making in quality wine production. To view and download the full 2017 review for FREE - Click HERE

SPARKLING/SWEET WINES

 

97

Hatten Wines, Sparkling Tunjung, INDONESIA, NV.

BEST TROPHY

 

Beautiful floral complexities with enticing notes of green apples and lemon tart. An interesting yeasty element is well integrated providing some intrigue. Defies convention, creative and very enjoyable.

Hevron Heights, Eden Quintessence, ISRAEL, 2007. 

BEST TROPHY

 

This nine-year-old wine is showing lovely creamy pineapple, caramel, rose, roasted chestnuts and butterscotch notes. The use of oak is well played into the overall package as there is enough power in the wine to support depth of flavour. Balanced, intense and delicious.

97

The above represents the current best White wines that Asia has to offer. A total of 5 Sparkling/Sweet wines recieved medals in the 2017 Asian Wine Review showing the strides that the region is making in quality wine production. To view and download the full 2017 review for FREE - Click HERE

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