Date(s) - September 27, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
James Suckling Wine Central
2021 GREAT WINES OF THE WORLD MASTERCLASSES
GLORIOUS CHILE: VINTAGE TASTING 2016, 2017 AND 2018
Masterclass Tasting with JamesSuckling.com
Sep 27, 2021 (Monday); 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.
@ James Suckling Wine Central
(7 wines to taste incl. 4 x 100-point wines!) / HK$388 per person
Join this special wine tasting masterclass and roundtable conversation hosted and presented by the global JamesSuckling.com tasting team.
Chile stands out for consistently producing great wines in different vintages, whether with blends or single grape varieties. Their ability to take the edge off vintage variations has allowed the Chile’s icons to strengthen their reputation, while complementing the country’s diversity of styles. We have selected wines that excelled in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 vintages – including four100-point perfect-scoring wines – from diverse regions to showcase unwavering excellence across different styles and blends.
Almaviva is the name both of the winery and of the sole wine produced here, and is considered one of Chile’s greatest wine names. A joint venture between Château Mouton-Rothschild and Concha y Toro dating back to 1997, Almaviva marries first-growth expertise and Chilean soils in a cabernet-based blend. James scored both the 2015 and 2017 Almaviva a maximum 100 points, with the former winning the number one spot in our Top 100 Wines of 2017.
Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chile
Just as her father created Opus One in 1979, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild believe in the potential of Chile and decided to create her own company in 1997, Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chile. In 1999, the wine Escudo Rojo was released. Its roots in Chile are now confirmed by its ownership of 1,020 hectares of vines in the Maipo and Maule valleys, cultivated in the purest Bordeaux tradition and with the know-how to express the quintessence of Chilean terroir.
Clos Apalta, Lapostolle
Founded in 1997, Clos Apalta has produced three 100-point wines in recent vintages. Owned by Charles de Bournet Marnier Lapostolle, the estate was established in the Apalta Valley after years of searching for the perfect New World terroir. With Michel Rolland on board as a consultant, Clos Apalta continues to impress us with its age-worthy reds.
As Chile’s first icon wine, Sena is a unique Bordeaux blend made from biodynamically grown grapes in the Aconcagua Valley. The winery was originally founded by Eduardo Chadwick in cooperation with the late American wine icon Robert Mondavi. Sena was awarded 100 points (for the second time) and ranked third in our Top 100 Wines of the Year of 2017.
Sena’s Eduardo Chadwick also heads Vinedo Chadwick, one of the great small single-vineyard wines of the Andes that scored a perfect 100 points for its 2014 and 2017 wines. Together, Sena and Vinedo Chadwick represent the best of Chile’s wines and are traded around the world like Bordeaux first growths.
Founded in 2006 by Norwegian entrepreneur Alexander Vik, this impressive, futuristic winery. Located in the magnificent Valle de Millahue in Cachapoal, the winery approaches winemaking with a holistic vision and a vineyard-to-bottle philosophy. Its top wine, the namesake VIK, is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, carmenere, syrah, merlot and cabernet franc, and looks to be an iconic wine in the making.
List of Wines
- Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chile Valle de Maipo Escudo Rojo Origine 2018 94 points
- Lapostolle Syrah Valle de Apalta Cuvée Alexandre 2018 96 points
- Vik Valle de Cachapoal VIK 2016 99 points
- Almaviva Puente Alto 2017 100 points
- Clos Apalta Valle de Apalta 2017 100 points
- Seña Valle de Aconcagua 2018 100 points
- Viñedo Chadwick Cabernet Sauvignon Valle de Maipo 2017 100 points
This masterclass tasting at James Suckling Wine Central is part of the 2021 Great Wines of the World Tasting Month “Autumn Edition” – a series of curated tasting events featuring close to 100 of the world’s greatest producers and their top-scoring wines. Check out the full line-up of all masterclass tastings and other programs during the tasting month at: www.jamessuckling.com/event/great-wines-world-2021-masterclasses
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