Recently, the lifestyle section of The Independent published an op-ed by up-and-coming wine critic Eddie Smith, "The Luxury Wine List of the Year," reviewing his 25 most impressive and pricey bottles in 2020, including eight whiskeys, five reds, four whites, three champagnes, two cognacs, one rum, one tequila and 1 bottle of liqueur.
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Among them, five bottles of red wine include Simone 2014 from Château Pommard, Burgundy, France; Purple Air Comes From the East 2016 from Zhang Yu Mosel XV, Ningxia, China; Opus One 2013 from Napa Valley, California, USA; Cardinale 2014 from Napa Valley, California, USA Cardinale, California, USA; Mount Veeder, California, USA.
Located at the eastern foot of the Helan Mountains, Ningxia Zhang Yu Mosel XV is the flagship wine of the winery. 2016 was its first vintage, with only 6,300 bottles produced, and is currently available at prestigious stores such as Bibendum and Hedonism in the UK.
In July this year, the Financial Times" Lifestyle section published an op-ed by World Master of Wine (MW) Jessie Robinson, who praised the Ningxia Zhang Yu Chateau Mosel XV 2016 Violet de Vie: very balanced, sweet and delightful. The tannins are fine, the texture is excellent, and the aftertaste is appetizing. He also pointed out that Ross Mosel, the chief winemaker of Ningxia Zhang Yu Mosel XV, aims to create a Chinese wine of worship.
In the wine industry, a cult wine is one that is produced in very small quantities, commands a high price and is highly sought after.