This is the LVMH owned winery in China and this is its first vintage. Expectations were low for this, but we need not have worried, this wine was quite good. A bit different, but quite good. It is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. Purple in color, ruby at the rim, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is lean but good. Cassis, chocolate, slight tobacco, and a bit of green bell pepper. Light tannins. On the palate, this is leaner but with some power. Black cherries, cassis and smoke with underlying earthiness. Nice finish. Drink over the next five to eight years. Good o
A friend brought this back a couple years ago from a trip he took with his wife to China. Chateau Changyu AFIP Global Beijing is a joint venture of China, America, Italy, Portugal and other countries. The chateau's purpose is apparently divided into winemaking, tourism, training and leisure.