As every year James Suckling, considered the most influential wine critic in the world by Forbes magazine, selected his 100 favourites wines which focuses mainly on key themes he found during his tastings and reports on JamesSuckling.com over the past 10 months.
Among the 7.500 wines tasted by Suckling he selected two “superb wines of Chile” to include in his Top 100 Wines 2015. Viñedo Chadwick 2011 took the place number 50 followed closely by Las Pizarras Pinot Noir 2014 at the place number 67.
#50 Viñedo Chadwick 2011, 97 points.
“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.” JS
#67 Las Pizarras Pinot Noir 2014, 98 points.
“Fabulous aromas of slate, rust, iron, and dried strawberries. Full body, firm tannins, wonderfully polished. Fine and caressing. Complex flavors too. A wonderful finish. Dusty texture as well. This is a small production wine from the family’s best vineyards of the Manzanar farm with pure slate soils. Full Burgundy treatment. 50% whole cluster pressing. Aged in 50% new oak.” JS