September, 2010.- We are pleased to communicate that our 1865 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, attained 95 points and resulted to be the winner in a tasting carried out by Chilean experts Patricio Tapia and César Fredes, published this month on Epicuro magazine.
Epicuro is a prestigious magazine specialized in wine, gourmet and good living, edited by Tapia and Fredes, two of the most influential wine critics in the country. Among several writings, Tapia is the author of the Descorchados Guide, which is published in Chile, Argentina and Brazil, and associated editor for the American Wine&Spirits Magazine. César Fredes, in turn, has been a wine&food journalist for more than 30 years now; he writes for a number of magazines and was founder-partner of La Vinoteca, a well-known national wine store.
For what they defined as “the best tasting we have ever had in Epicuro” and coincidentally with Chile’s Bicentenary, the critics decided to taste this country’s traditional variety, stemming from the very birth-place of Chilean viticulture. “….the results were excellent (…) not only for the wine’s quality we found, but also because of the sample’s character”, they emphasized, alluding to the participation of all local main Cabernet exponents in their tasting.
About our wine, which the experts called “the superlative San Pedro’s 1865”, they highlighted its profound flavors, herbal notes, soft tannins and acidity that goes along accompanying all those before mentioned elements. “A real surprise in terms of great character and, mainly, showing lots of ripe, juicy and concentrated fruit, which doesn’t tires up at all”. They also talked about its origin, an alluvial terrace of Linderos, “the best terroir for CS at the Alto Maipo”, as well as about its price “not nearly the most expensive (…) what speaks of a democratization of quality”.
An acknowledgement that makes us really proud!