Since our first vintage in 2007, Silver Heights has been proud to produce some of the finest wines in China.
Check out our full range of wines below!
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak, this wine is released in magnum bottles only; limited to 1000 bottles.
Robert Parket rated the 2011 Emma’s Reserve 91 points, noting “Dark ruby in color, the 2011 Emma's Reserve has opulent black fruits with prune, chocolate, graphite, vanilla and a hint of dried Gouqi (Chinese wolfberry). It has velvety, firm tannin and a long, spice-filled finish.”
In 2014 Jancis Robinson rated the 2011 Emma’s Reserve 16 points out of 20, noting, “Dark crimson. Some sweet oak notes on the nose. Lively and fresh…” She also rated the 2009 Emma’s Reserve 17 points out of 20, by far the highest score given to a Chinese wine at the time, calling it one of the most promising wines of Ningxia and noting “Very rich and spicy but all beautifully in check. Lovely velvety texture and grown-‐up dry finish. Just the wine to confound prejudices!”
~65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot
Aged for 12 months in 60% new French oak barrels and 40% old French oak with a limited production of 20,000 bottles.
In 2016, Jancis Robinson rated the 2013 Summit 16.5 points, noting, “Dark crimson. Very charred and tarry on the nose with lots of ripe fruit underneath. Nicely judged. Bone dry finish after a sweetish start… as a Chinese wine it's superior.”
In 2016, Gilbert & Gaillard rated The Summit 2013 95 points, noting, “Intense, complex nose intermixing red berry fruits, black pepper, liquorice and vanilla. Well-‐balanced palate supported by a beautiful structure with well-‐integrated tannins and superb freshness with chocolate undertones. Long yet strict.”
In 2016, The Flying Winemaker awarded The Summit 2013 97 points in its Asian Wine Review, making it the highest-‐scoring red wine, and noted: “The future of this wine is hugely promising, as it shows a balanced combination of diligent winemaking and fruit handling. Displaying complex aromas of cured meats, black forest fruits, toasted spices, and fine oak. The palate is intensely rich and concentrated with perfectly ripe fruit and tannins. The tannin extraction is so precise it leaves an incredibly long and velvet-‐like finish. Magic.”
~80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
Aged for 12 months in 30% new French oak and 70% old French oak barrels, with a limited production of 20,000 bottles.
Jancis Robinson gave the 2013 Family Reserve 16 points, saying, “Mid ruby. Lightly tarry nose with sap, savour, freshness and sweetness. Cassis and minerals. The oak is just restrained enough... Superior…”
In 2016, Gilbert & Gaillard rated Family Reserve 2013 94 points, noting “Intense nose marrying redcurrant and cherry with a delicate herbal dimension. The palate shows seductive balance, soft tannins and precise aromas of red fruits and chocolate fondant. Wonderful length.”
In 2016, The Flying Winemaker awarded 2013 Family Reserve 92 points, saying: “Bright ruby in the glass whilst displaying aromas of mochas, tea leaves, green peppers, and red fruits. The palate is juicy and driven by firm dusty tannins extracted from oak and grape skins… [I]t has great drinkability.”
Family Reserve Chardonnay
Aged for 6 months in new Burgundy barrels, this Chardonnay is the latest addition to the Silver Heights legacy. Limited annual production of 3,000 bottles.
In 2016, Robert Parker rated the 2014 Family Reserve Chardonnay 91 points, saying “A Burgundy-style, elegant Chardonnay that is akin to Puligny-Montrachet, the 2014 Family Reserve Chardonnay from Silver Heights is reminiscent of jasmine, lily, honeydew melon and biscuit; these flavors are integrated with subtle new oak flavors. The acidity is crispy and even racy, with fresh citrus and grapefruit notes. It has a prolonged mineral finish, which leads to a pure and clean aftertaste.”
In 2016, Jancis Robinson rated the 2014 Family Reserve Chardonnay 16+ points, noting “Very clean and fresh with some burgundian oak savour. Good attack. There are many Pulignys that don't taste nearly as elegant as this - although for the moment it hasn't evolved much auxiliary flavour. I should imagine the vines are pretty youthful. Admirable restraint. Quite long/ I suspect this will be worth cellaring. Certainly there is good but not excessive acidity.”
In 2016, Gilbert & Gaillard rated the 2014 Family Reserve Chardonnay 94 points, saying “Intense nose intermixing peach and elegant oak notes of vanilla. A wonderful fusion of freshness and toasted, smoky scents on the palate. Very mellow oak for a very compelling Chardonnay.”