After tasting 1,300 wines from Chile and Argentina, James Suckling and his team selected the top 100 wines of the Andes. The list highlights the diversity and high quality of South American wines, and is published on Jamessuckling.com. Here are the top 10
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adrianna Vineyard Malbec Mendoza Fortuna Terrae 2012
Incredible malbec purity and clarity. So much wild flower and stone. Full body, firm and silky tannins, and incredible depth and precision. La Tâche of Argentina. A definition for malbec. 3,000 bottles made. Try in 2018 and onwards. 100 points susana balbo Wines Valle de uco nosotros single Vineyard 2011 A late-released wine with gorgeous blackberry, blueberry and floral undertones. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a focused and beautiful finish. It shows so much precision and intensity, yet always refined. A blend of the best wines that year. An icon wine for Argentina. 98 points 100 points Concha y Toro Cabernet sauvignon don Melchor puente alto Vineyard 2012 Wonderful aromas of black olives, meat and currants. Hints of fresh mint. Full to medium body, with sublime tannin texture that feels like the finest silk. A finish that lasts for minutes. Palate has amazing energy of richness and freshness. A great wine. So layered and balanced. 93% cabernet sauvignon and 7% cabernet franc. Drink or hold. 98 points
Viñedo Chadwick Cabernet sauvignon Valle de Maipo 2014 Defines elegance and power at the same time. Complex aromas of blueberry, blackcurrant and liquorice. Full body yet refined. Chile’s first perfect wine and well deserved. Better in 2020.