Saturday, February 12, 2011

Red Wine from China

Now that China has taken on cricket, it won't be long before it produces good wine. I got this Changyu Dry Red Wine given last night, of course packaged in a red box. It is the leading Chinese brand with a more than 100 year history. The grape of this wine is Cabernet Germischt, which was imported from France in 1892. It no longer exists there, but the variety may be identical to Cabernet Franc.

This producer follows European winemaking rules, wines get releases at significant age. I cannot detect a year on the label, but the wine will be 5-10 years old.

The bottle has been on numerous flights, so I will let it settle for a few days. Google reveals that these wines taste very earthy (dirty). I will let you know...

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