One of the most largest and most prestigious global wine competitions has recently published its results, awarding excellent scores for our wines.
One example of this is the Sideral 2018, which managed to impress the distinguished panel thanks to its perfect synergy. With a score of 96 points, it also received gold medal –one of the competition’s highest prizes: “Bright blackberry fruit with hints of black pepper and stone. Juicy cassis on the palate with vibrancy and structure. Classy and long finish with generous fruit.”
The La Celia Heritage Single Vineyard Malbec 2015 scored an excellent 93 points along with the following tasting note: “Very good fruit here, black fruit, plums and hints of marzipan with musky undertones. Soft and silky on palate, lovely acidity.”
The La Celia Elite Malbec 2018, La Celia Reserva Malbec-Cabernet Franc 2018 and the La Celia Pioneer Cabernet Franc 2018 were awarded 91 points. The score was justified for the latter because of its “very intense minty and green bell pepper notes with lots of pedigree and layers of tobacco and cedar. Juicy and appealing fruit.”
The La Celia Elite Malbec 2018 was described as follows: “Fresh, slight smoke and soot on nose, floral. Chalky tannins with a peppery quality and integrated oak. Long and muscular.”
La Celia’s amazing results come to a close with the Reserva Malbec-Cabernet Franc 2018, which stood out thanks to its “lovely juicy fruit, bright and attractive with a hint of spice and herbal notes. Medium-bodied, nice touch of mellowing complexity.”
The highest score was awarded for the Leyda Single Vineyard Garuma Sauvignon Blanc 2019, which stood out with 93 points thanks to its “subtle nose of lime rind, gooseberries and flint leading to a concentrated fruit palate and clean crisp finish“, and also earned Chile’s most acclaimed coastal winery a medal.
The Leyda Single Vineyard Canelo Syrah 2017 followed with 91 points, with the following tasting note: “Classic nose of cassis, black olive and fig. Fresh palate with defined tannin and a hint of spice on the finish.”
The third Single Vineyard to be given a prize was the Fallaris Hill Chardonnay 2018 with 90 points, which is noted for its “tropical notes with lime zest underneath. Hints of oak and dairy. Intense, fresh and zesty on the palate.”
An outstanding 90 points was awarded for the GatoNegro Carmenere 2019: “Spicy black fruit aromas and smooth oak. Easy-to-drink in style, with smooth fruit and an appealing pepper finish”.
An excellent 90 points and silver medal were awarded for the Alpaca Carbernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2019, a two-variety blend characterized by its consistency and quality: “A perfumed nose with cassis and plum hints of toast. Complex and structured palate with plenty of soft fruit.”
The Tarapacá Gran Reserva Etiqueta Azul 2017 scored the highest, standing out with 91 points and the following tasting note: “Dark fruit with hints of violet on the nose. Deep and warming palate with touches of leaf and acidity to lift.”
The new Tarapacá Gran Reserva Etiqueta Negra Carmenere 2017 and the Tarapacá Gran Reserva Blend Series #2 2016 also excelled with 90 points. The following tasting note was given for the latter of the two: “Cassis, leather and tobacco on the nose. Elegant in style with fine tannin and excellent development. Fresh on the finish”.
Meanwhile, the new Carmenere was hailed for of its “ripe plum, vanilla and coconut aromas with a touch of herbal lift. Firm tannin with elevated acidity to lift.”
The 1865 Selected Collection Desert Valley Syrah 2018 was awarded 91 points. The Syrah was also worthy of silver medal in the competition, and was described as follows: “Aromatic, floral and blue fruit aromas on a very inviting nose. Fruit intensity and spice on the full bodied palate.”