Awards, September 2020

Decanter Rating | Purple Air Comes from the East - 92 points by Sylvia Wu

Chateau Changyu Moser XV, Purple Air Comes from the East Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Tasting note by Sylvia Wu (at London, 15 Sep 2020)

“A more fruit-driven and elegant approach to the 2016 vintage compared to the estate’s Grand Vin. This 100 % Cabernet Sauvignon from Helan Mountain East of Ningxia is a blend of 10 parcels from the estates 250 ha of vinyards. Aged in oak barrels for 24 months, the Purple Air has ripe black cherry and black peppers on the nose. Elegant coffee, blackberry juice and prune on the palate with a touch of green capsicum. The tannins are fine-grained, wrapping around a concentrated dark fruit core. The alcohol sits at 14.3%, almost a degree lower than the Grand Vin. It can develop further but it’s drinking nicely.”