Grace Vineyard Chairman’s Reserve (Magnum)
Price: RMB 1,500 (USD 233)
‘Grace Vineyard Chairman’s Reserve’ is the most iconic wine representing the founder Chun-Keung Chan’s dedication in producing a top quality wine in China. His family-run Grace Vineyard located in Shanxi is considered one of the earliest and more established wineries in China.
The full-bodied red wine is made with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc. With a medium weight palate of sweet cinnamon, cloves and soft gentle tannins, the wine is easy to approach at its youth.
The wine has also been praised by wine critics Jancis Robinson, James Halliday and the Wine Spectator and Decanter. Wine Advocate has given out more than 90 marks for several vintages of the red.
Back in 1997, Chan first established the vineyard in Taigu, Shanxi in Central China with the assistance of the Bordeaux oenologist Denis Boubals and French partner Sylvain Janvier. After being passed to his daughter Judy Chan in 2002, the vineyard has secured its leading position in the industry by expanding into Japan, Singapore, Great Britain, Belgium and Netherlands.