Scoring a perfect 100 points with a critic is a nearly impossible feat for a winemaker, and Viñedo Chadwick, part of the extended Errazuriz family, has done two years in a row.
The first recognition came in May 2016, after its Viñedo Chadwick 2014 wine scored a perfect 100 points from wine critic James Suckling. This was not only a major achievement for the winery, but the first time any Chilean wine had reached this milestone.
“It is of great pride for our vineyard to achieve this great recognition for our wine, and for Chile,” said President of Viñedo Chadwick, Eduardo Chadwick, in a statement released at the time.
The wine is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Puente Alto, in the Maipo Valley.
But if getting it PERFECT one year was not hard enough, the vineyard pulled off a repeat, and in May of 2017, after his latest trip to Chile, Suckling proclaimed that it is a great time to be buying Chilean wine.
“There’s never been a better time to buy Chilean wine. I recently took my fifth trip to Chile in three years to score nearly 800 wines and found that a large majority of wines (601 out of 715) were worthy of 90 points or more!” Suckling said in a statement published by Wines of Chile.
Probably the most positive note from his review is that it’s not just one winery that is producing quality, rather there is a crescendo of development going on in general. That or Mr. Suckling has become enchanted by the empanadas, mountain views and traditional cueca dancing.
Now if you want to get your hands on a bottle of Viñedo Chadwick, especially its most recent milestone, the 2014 vintage, you can. A quick call to Mundo de Vinos found that they have two bottles available as of this writing in their Isidora Goyenechea store (W Hotel), which are going for CLP 380.000/bottle, about US$580! Perfection has its price!