October, 2011.- San Pedro has obtained several outstanding recognitions and scores during the last few months, which we are pleased to share with you.
On a Chilean level, the results of two relevant wine competitions have just been presented to the public, in addition to several tasting panels in local and foreign specialized magazines which have highlighted our wines. Also, the most important competition in China, especially focused on Chinese consumer preferences, revealed its medal standings.
In the competition at the traditional Chilean fair Cata y Vino, Castillo de Molina in its 2011Elqui Sauvignon Blanc and 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon varieties, obtained a Gold Medal and a BEST VALUE distinction for each, in addition to two more Gold Medals for 2009 1865 Single Vineyard Malbec and 2008 1865 Limited Edition Syrah from Elqui Valley.
In turn, 2010 1865 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon was granted a Gold Medal in the national competition Catad’Or W. Whereas, at the other side of the world, the 2011 China Wine Awards, granted a Gold Medal to our 2006 Cabo de Hornos.
As for specialized magazines, local panels of these last few months have highlighted:
+ La Cav Tasting Panel, Syrah and Merlot, July 2011:
- 91pts, 1865 Single Vineyard Syrah 2008
- 89pts, Castillo de Molina Syrah 2009
- 89pts, Castillo de Molina Merlot 2009
+ La Cav Tasting Panel, Malbec and Red Blends, August 2011:
- 90pts, 1865 Single Vineyard Malbec 2008
+ Vinos&Más Tasting Panel, Syrah and Carménère, July-August 2011:
- 90pts, 1865 Single Vineyard Syrah 2007
- 90pts, 1865 Limited Edition Syrah Elqui 2007
+ La Cav Tasting Panel,Carménère under $15,000, September 2011:
- 91pts, 1865 Single Vineyard Carménère 2009
- 89pts, Castillo de Molina Carménère 2009
And on an international level, in the United States, Lisa Carley, wine consultant and critic of The New York Examiner, published a series of reviews on Chilean wines in her weekly column during August, where she recommended her readers to taste our 2009 Castillo de Molina Pinot Noir, highlighting its great price-quality ratio. “… smooth and fruity, with minimal tannins and minimal oak. (…) solid and bright fruit flavors, good focus (meaning the flavors aren’t muddy), good acidity, long length and excellent balance”, the expert described.
Also, the September issue of CasaLife (luxury exclusive magazine of the Casa de Campo Resort&Residence, in La Romana, Dominican Republic, which is distributed among its 1,600 owners and 140thousand guests a year), published an article by expert John Martin about Chilean wine and a selection of what he qualified as the most outstanding wineries in the country, entitled “Nectar of the Americas”, where he described Viña San Pedro by saying: “This winery masters its red blends to perfection. 1865 Limited Edition Blend, 2006 Cabo de Hornos”. And he also published a picture of our Kankana del Elqui.
Certainly not a small accumulation of recognitions, that support the quality and consistency of San Pedro wines,
in Chile and around the world.