Viñedo Chadwick 2016
Viñedo Chadwick represents the Chadwick family’s long cherished desire to honour the memory of the late Don Alfonso Chadwick Errázuriz with an Ultra Premium red wine showcasing the ancestry, tradition, and expertise of the Chadwick-Errázuriz family for producing fine wines reflecting the family’s passion for excellence. The aim is to make an elegant wine with freshness and purity, showing the Maipo Valley at its highest level. Although Don Alfonso never saw the finished wine, he is remembered with every bottle of Viñedo Chadwick. Since its inaugural release Viñedo Chadwick has consistently received the highest praise and recognition throughout its entire history, including being Robert Parker’s highest-rated Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile for five consecutive vintages. The wine is matured for 22 months in French oak barrels (80% new, 10% used) and Stockinger foudres. On the nose subtle aromas of forest floor give way to a concentrated blend of fresh red fruit including raspberries, strawberries and red cherries, accompanied by hints of pastries, cloves, nuts and cedar. After a silky entry, the palate is dominated by fresh red fruit flavours that emerge with hints of tobacco and cassis. The complex flavours are pure and delineated. Fine-grained tannins offer a linear and seamless texture with great elegance and intensity that promise to delight for years to come.