Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Gernischt * 75cl * 13.5% ABV * Ningxia, China
The Helan Qingxue Vineyards sits impressively in the foothills of the Helan Mountains in Ningxia, north-central China. This boutique winery is internationally renowned for its premium red wines, which have won the International Trophy at the Decanter World Wine Awards - the highest award ever won by a Chinese winery. This has a classic Cab/Merlot feel to it with intense cassis and blackcurrant leaf notes, as well as some developing cigar box and leather aromas. One for fans of serious Bordeaux varietals done well.