Domaine Franco-Chinois Réserve

Produced with grapevine of French origin, this limited classic from Domaine Franco-Chinois is aged in French oak barrels for upwards of 16 months to showcase the Bordeaux blend’s dry red attributes.

Infused with the knowledge of the terroir and the varietals, Domaine Franco-Chinois wines have evolved into a mature and consistent style exuding elegance, depth, concentration, and complexity.

The winery team is on a mission to maintain consistency and faithfully represent the characteristics of each vintage.

  • Varietal mix
    • Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
  • Volume
    • 750ml
  • Vinification
    • 4-5 days cold maceration; 15-20 days thermal-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks; malolactic fermentation in oak barrels
  • Barrel aging
    • 16-18 months, 100% French oak

Awards

2021

GOLD

Shanghai International Wine Challenge (Vintage 2015)
2019

GOLD

International Wine Challenge (Vintage 2014)
2019

Most Promising Chinese Wines of the Year

China Wine Summit (Vintage 2014)
2016

Top 10 Chinese Wines of the Year

China Wine Summit (Vintage 2012)
2014

GOLD

Top 100 Wines by WINE in CHINA (Vintage 2011)

Tasting Notes

Elegant, classic, Bordeaux style blend. A complex palate of plum cake, violet and smoked peppers, subtle oak lends support. With a mellow, textured mouthfeel.
[ 95/100 pts, Vintage 2014 ]

International Wine Challenge / IWC 2019

Aromas of black plums, blackcurrants, raspberries, smoke, cloves and vanilla. Concentrated flavors and full-bodied.
[ Vintage 2014 ]

Decanter World Wine Awards / Decanter 2019

With its deep garnet appearance, the 2011 shows distinct herbaceous notes of blackcurrant leaf and grass, accompanied by ripe cassis and bramble fruit with some savory secondary notes of clove and toast. Full-bodied on the palate—more so than 2015 and closer to 2014 in terms of weight—the 2011 has buoyant acidity, ripe coating tannins and decent concentration. There are some tertiary flavors developing on the palate with a hint of leather, but only a touch vegetal. Showing long length.
[ 90 / 100 pts,Vintage 2011,by Edward Ragg, MW ]

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Tasted blind. Dark crimson. Dark purple. Sweet, rather luscious nose. Gentle and flattering – fully ripe without the tartness on the palate that mars so many Chinese Merlots. Good freshness too. Some pencil shaving character still.
[ 16.5 / 20 pts, Vintage 2012 ]

Jancis Robinson

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