errazuriz, vinedo chadwick, maipo valley 2018

errazuriz, vinedo chadwick, maipo valley 2018
JAMES SUCKLING
98
VINOUS
96

Critics' Scores

  • JAMES SUCKLING
    98
    James Suckling

    The aromas show blackcurrant, pine-tree, violet and light spearmint character. Full-bodied, yet reserved and tight with fine, creamy tannins. Hints of currants and fresh herbs. Extremely long and layered.

  • VINOUS
    96
    Vinous

    The 2018 Viñedo Chadwick is 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot from the Chadwick vineyard in Puente Alto, and was aged for 22 months in four-fifths new barrels and the rest foudres. Crisp violet in hue. The precise, subtle nose offers pure red fruit notes along with sour cherry, black currant, black tea and hints of mint and pepper. Juicy on the palate, displaying accomplished balance; the tannins are fine-grained with a solid volume that gets a little kick of freshness at the end, enhancing the depth of flavor. A classic wine executed with a watchmaker’s attention to detail.

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    97
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    Viñedo Chadwick is a little warmer as a zone than the vineyards of Seña, but the wine is still very fresh, with moderate alcohol, perfectly ripe fruit and super integrated oak, coming through as elegant within the powerful style of the zone, with red and black fruit, some aromatic herbs, the cedary and spicy notes of the variety and the signature tannins of Cabernet, keeping the juiciness of the last few years. The little bit of Petit Verdot in the blend gives it a spicy touch. It’s vibrant, balanced and intense, still a little young and creamy, and I’d wait a little bit longer before pulling the cork. This can surely age in bottle, as it has the ingredients and the balance to do so; it has the elegance of 2016 with a little more structure and depth—and a little more clout too.

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