With impressive growth in excellence and diversity, Chilean wines are rapidly growing in popularity in Asia. The 2014 Viñedo Chadwick Cabernet Sauvignon Valle de Maipo represents the pinnacle of the country’s winemaking. Wine editor James Suckling awarded
Defines both elegance and power. Complex aromas of blueberry, blackcurrant and liquorice. A full body yet refined and beautiful, with stunning length and complexity. Such greatness and beauty. Has an energy and brightness. Chile’s first perfect wine. Better in 2020.
This pure cabernet sauvignon shows wonderful subtle eucalyptus and blackcurrant character. Cold stones and roses too. It’s firm and linear with a full body, compacted tannins, and a lightly chewy and tangy finish. A red with form and strength. Try in 2020. 800 cases made.
A superb red with currant, white truffle, sandalwood, stone and hints of liquorice. Full body, chewy tannins and a powerful finish. Turns to iodine. Very long. A phenomenal cabernet sauvignon—the La Mission Haut-brion of Chile. Needs at least five years to soften. 800 cases. Wait until 2018.
This reminds me of the great Napa Valley cabernet sauvignons of the 1960s. Currant and hot stone character with hints of sage. Shows tension and form, with a flavourful palate and firm texture. Drink or hold.
A racy cabernet with plum and dark berry character and hints of chocolate. It’s full-bodied, with firm tannins and a fresh finish. Plenty of hazelnut and cherry character in the aftertaste. Coming around nicely now.