The results were recently announced for JamesSuckling’s latest report entitled, “Chile’s Tale of Two Cities”, in which he awarded outstanding scores for the wines comprising the portfolio of Viña Tarapacá –which has over 140 years of history and tradition.
In his last visit to Chile, the renowned US critic James Sucklingtasted a total of 1,200 wines produced throughout the country, from the coast to the mountains. On this occasion the co-editor and critic’s son, Jack Suckling, described how Chile “is ranking among the world’s finest, with balanced Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Syrah and Pinot Noir which are subtle and full of flavor.”
On this occasion, the critic awarded 93 points for Gran Reserva Tarapacá Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, describing it as follows: “A very fresh array of spiced-pastry aromas, across some ripe red plums and berries. The palate has a very fresh, lithe and juicy feel with terrific freshness and concentration of summer berries.”
Meanwhile, Gran Reserva Tarapacá Organic Wine 2017 stood out with 91 points and Suckling referred to it as having a“very fresh palate with red berries that hold nice and fresh.” In turn, Gran Reserva Tarapacá Carmenère 2017 stood out with 90 points and was described as having a “surprisingly lively acidity which lifts the long finish very nicely.”
These excellent scores demonstrate the exceptional quality of these wines which are backed by acknowledgements and a great sense of tradition