17 May, 2016


The first Chilean wine to achieve the world’s highest recognition

Santiago, May 13th 2015. Viñedo Chadwick 2014, the ultra-premium wine of the Chadwick – Errázuriz family, scored a perfect 100 points from wine critic James Suckling.

This outstanding recognition marks a milestone not only in the history of Viñedo Chadwick but also for the Chilean wine history, as it is the first time a wine from this country has achieved 100 points. This perfect score positions Maipo Alto and Chile among the most prestigious world-class appellations for red wines, such as Bordeaux, Tuscany and Napa.

Following his recent visit to Chile, during which he tasted more than 600 wines from different valleys, international wine critic James Suckling published his article entitled “Chile’s Evolving Quality Wine World” in which he awarded Viñedo Chadwick 2014 100 points: “Perhaps a sign of Chile truly coming of age is the 100-point rating in this report of the pure Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Viñedo Chadwick. This is a wine that defines the greatness of Chile with a purity, structure and finesse that competes with the best reds of the world. This is a wine that defines elegance and power at the same time.” Suckling described the wine as “complex aromas of blueberry, blackcurrant and black liquorice. Full bodied yet refined and beautiful with a stunning length and complexity. It has a transparency that shows such greatness and beauty. Half the normal production. Has an energy and brightness. Chile’s first perfect wine and well deserved. Better in 2020.”

Eduardo Chadwick, President of Viñedo Chadwick, was thrilled and commented: “Viñedo Chadwick was created in 1999 as a tribute to my father, Alfonso Chadwick Errázuriz, to showcase the characteristics and true expression of our unique terroir from our home estate in Maipo Alto. Over the past 16 vintages the quality of Viñedo Chadwick has been consistently recognized in blind tastings around the globe, demonstrating its place as a world-class wine. Today we are very honoured that James Suckling has awarded us with his top recognition giving us a perfect 100 score for this beautiful vintage 2014.”

Francisco Baettig, Viñedo Chadwick Head Winemaker, added: “This wine displays a beautiful balance between structure, depth and fruit intensity. Full bodied with firm tannins, this vintage is also perhaps the epitome of purity and freshness of our terroir. I believe it is the greatest expression of Viñedo Chadwick made so far.”

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