For the second year running Viña Errazuriz has tipped Robert Parker's list of Chilean Wines with:
- in first place Viñedo Chadwick 2007
- In third place Don Maximiano 2007
- In fourth place KAI 2007
These 2007 icon Wines from Errázuriz topped the table out of the 204 wines rated.
Viñedo Chadwick 2007 received the highest score with 97 points (the 2006 vintage received the same number of points last year), confirming its Parker position as Chile's best Cabernet Sauvignon.
Third and fourth place also went to members of Viña Errázuriz, their Don Maximiano 2007 earning 94+ points, and their KAI 2007 also on 94 points.
Also from the Errázuriz stable, their La Cumbre 2007 and Caliterra's top wine, Cenit 2007 scored 93 and 92+ points respectively, which placed them among the top 15 wines on the list.
These results add weight to the findings of the 'Berlin' tastings held by Errazuriz since 2004 where many of the best wines from France, Italy and Chile are tasted blind by a panel of international experts. In the first Berlin tasting with its now historic outcome, long-established French classics such as Château Lafite, Château Margaux, Château Latour, and Italian cult wines Tignanello, Sassicaia, Solaia and Guado al Tasso were placed below the Viñedo Chadwick 2000, which scored the highest overall.
Patrick McGrath MW, and Managing Director at Hatch Mansfield Agencies, UK distributor of Errazuriz wines said: "These excellent Parker Point ratings bode well for the future of Viña Errázuriz and their new Don Maximiano Icon Winery winery, which opened at the end of last year." The Winery incorporates French oak fermenters, a temperature and humidity controlled barrel cellar and gravity flow throughout. This is where the Errazuriz Icon wines, including Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve, La Cumbre Shiraz, KAI Carmenère and Viñedo Chadwick will come to life.