“It is a good wine with freshness and fruit.”
Jean-Michel Cazes
“Definitely the best Chinese wine on the market.”
Sergio Carlei
Winemaker of 4 of the top 10 Best new wineries in Australia
“I would be proud to be one of the first to offer your wine to my guests. Especially the Chardonnay tasted surprisingly and I am sure that, with our Asian influenced cuisine, it could be quite a discovery for many Gourmets.”
Andre Jaeger
Owner and Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux
“Its dawn-pale colour was as bright as a smile. In the glass it smelled as fresh as the morning air of the foothills of the Tian Shan Mountains where the grapes were grown. The concert-pitch acidity was just right and left a finish as bold and emphatic as an exclamation mark. Who would ever guess that such an impeccable wine could be made in western China? ”
Stuart George
Award winning writer, blogger and the UK’s only independent consultant on wine
“I have just tasted your wine with my Tasting Director, Christelle Guibert. We were both impressed with it, like a very young Chablis in style, with lovely freshness, minerality and elegance. Many congratulations!”
Sarah Kemp
Publishing Director of Decanter, Founder of and the Decanter World Wine Awards
“Both wines have an elegance born of the 12% Alc, and I felt the Chardonnay shows real promise. It has subtle qualities without oak to overpower it with enough flavour to match the flavours and textures of the food. Really enjoyable wine.”
Philip Goodband
Master of Wine

Former Chairman of the Master of Wines

“I have now tried the Admiral's Reserve 2010 Chardonnay you sent me -- it has pride of place in my new 'China' tasting file. It's very clean, fresh, light, with delicate banana and floral notes; it should have wide appeal, and drink well with food.”
Andre Jefford
International Wine Feature Writer of the Year 2011 Louis Roederer Awards
“I should add that the Chardonnay really did have a Chablis feel to it in terms of fruit and structure and body, but with those aromatic top notes was quite unusual. Bravo!

In both wines it will be fascinating to see how the fruit density and richness develops each season. The structure of each wine is very promising.”
Justin Knock
Master of Wine, winemaker, wine education, wine media
“Both wines were definitely an eye opener for me when it comes to wines from China as what I have tasted in the past have been of less interest. ”
Madeleine Stenwreth
Master of Wine, Sweden
“The chardonnay has notes of tropical fruits, also some notes like honey and pineapples. In the mouth, have good after taste, is good in the back palate, I can feel good acidity and long finish.

The cabernet sauvignon, in the nose have some notes and fresh fruit like raspberries, sherry, plums and a touch of green notes, typically of cabernet sauvignon. In the mouth feel is fresh, have good acidity, long finish and in the aftertaste is fruity again.

Gonzalo Castro P.
Enologo Vines Reserva

Group San Pedro Tarapaca