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Our History

Eduardo Chadwick’s father, Alfonso Chadwick Errázuriz, had a passion for vineyards, and was also an accomplished polo player. And it is a fitting tribute that the beloved field where he once played polo is now planted to the grapes that go into the wine named in his honour.

Don Alfonso established Chile’s first wine brokerage in the early 1930s. And in 1942 he bought the 300-hectare Viña San José de Tocornal estate and its vineyards in the Alto Maipo Valley. Even then the grapes grown there were considered exceptional. When the property was later divided, the family retained their home and 25 key hectares of land, including Don Alfonso’s polo field.

Alfonso Chadwick was considered a visionary in his time, particularly in the modernization of the Chilean wine industry. In 1983, he took control of Viña Errázuriz, which was founded by his ancestor Don Maximiano Errázuriz in the Aconcagua Valley in 1870, and asked his son Eduardo to work with him to restore the winery to the prestige it once had.

In addition to his passion for wine, Alfonso Chadwick is considered one of the best polo players in the history of Chile. He was the captain of the Chilean National Team for many years and led his team to win 19 open championships, just one shy of the Guinness Record. His passion for this sport was such that he laid his own polo field at the family estate in the Maipo Valley.

After Alfonso Chadwick passed away in 1993 his son Eduardo succeeded him as President of Viña Errázuriz, continuing his great legacy, passion for wine, and pursuit of excellence.

Alfonso Chadwick was a talented athlete as well as entrepreneur and led his team to win the national polo championships on numerous occasions (Photo 1940).

1820

Destination South America

Thomas Chadwick, descendant of Sir John Chadwick from Oxford (1756) settled in 1820 in La Serena, Chile, attracted by news of good opportunities in the mining industry, giving birth to the Chadwick family in Chile

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1870

Tradition and Passion for Wine

Maximiano Errázuriz, founder of Viña Errázuriz, starts the family tradition and passion for wine

1914

Birth

Alfonso Chadwick was born to Alejandro Chadwick and Leonor Errázuriz, grand niece of Don Maximiano Errázuriz.

1932

Polo Career

Don Alfonso’s polo career began. He was passionate about two things, wine and polo. He was considered one of Chile’s best polo players and a visionary in modernizing the wine industry.

1945

Home and Polo

Don Alfonso purchased a property in Puente Alto, Maipo Valley, long considered the best land for Cabernet Sauvignon, and he built his home and his own polo field.

1954

Family

Don Alfonso married Patricia Claro. The passion for wine continued with their children

1983

Father and Son

After exceptional success in developing his winery, at age 69 Alfonso steps down and entrusts his son Eduardo with the mission of continuing the family tradition and taking charge of the winery.

1992

The Vineyard

No longer playing polo, and aware of the great potential of the area’s terroir, Alfonso allowed his son Eduardo to plant vineyards over his beloved polo fields. Don Alfonso passed away in 1993 and never saw the finished wine.

1999

The Wine

Viñedo Chadwick represents the family’s long-cherished desire to honour the memory of the late Don Alfonso Chadwick Errázuriz with an exceptional wine that showcases the ancestry and tradition.

94

points

James Suckling

“A firm and structured red with currants and hints of fresh herbs. Full body, fine tannins and clean and fresh finish. Reminds me of a pretty, aged Napa Valley cabernet.”

92

points

Wine Spectator, James Molesworth

“This refined red offers taut mineral, loam, cassis and hot stone notes, with plenty of grip as well. Additional flavors of toast, vanilla and tar provide a steady bass line, and the finish shows power and balance. Impressive now, but this really needs to stretch out a bit in the cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon with 4 percent Carmenère.”

94

points

James Suckling

“A round and savory red with chocolate, plums and hazelnut. Hints of roses petal and tobacco too. Full body plus round and soft tannins. Attractive mouthfeel.”

92

points

Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (Reviewer: Pierre Rovani)

“Fashioned from Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2001 Vinedo Chadwick is by far the greatest wine I have tasted from Errazuriz. Its complex aromatics are reminiscent of freshly laid road tar, spices, chocolate, licorice, and sweet blackberries. On the palate, this medium to full-bodied wine is fleshy, exceptionally elegant, detailed, and intricate. An assortment of well-ripened dark fruits are interspersed with spices in this effort’s personality as well as in its long – fine, suave tannin-filled – finish.”

94

points

Wine Spectator, James Molesworth

“This is a powerhouse, with a wall of raspberry ganache, black currant and cocoa flavors that don’t quit, thanks to the iron-clad tannins and dense loamy notes that sweep in on the long, chewy finish. A Cabernet Sauvignon for the cellar.”

92

points

Wine Spectator, James Molesworth

“This is a big, brawny tower of Cabernet power, with dark currant, loam and coffee flavors that are powerful, yet lush and well-integrated. Then the fruit opens up on the finish to reveal even more depth. Impressive length and focus too.”

96

points

James Suckling

“A very polished and refined wine with fine grain tannins that give form and finesse to the wine. Medium to full body, dense yet compact palate. Beautiful core of fruit in the center palate. Long finish. Drink or hold.”

92

points

Wine Spectator, James Molesworth

“Concentrated but restrained, with currant, fig paste, coffee, sage, bittersweet cocoa and tobacco notes that glide rather than rumble on the palate. Long, dark, winy finish.”

92

points

James Suckling

“Black olive and black fruits with balsamic aromas. Full body, firm and chewy tannins suggesting slightly less ripe tannins. Flavorful and red.”

93

points

Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (Reviewer: Jay Miller)

“The 2004 Vinedo Chadwick is a sturdier wine than the 2003 made in a similar style. It is more densely colored, has more depth of flavor, and additional structure. It could easily pass for a classified growth Pauillac in a blind tasting. While I was in Chile in January, the winery also presented the 2000 (92 points), the 2001 (90 points) and the 2002 (93 points) vintages of Vinedo Chadwick. The winery is clearly establishing a strong foundation.”

95

points

Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (Reviewer: Jay Miller)

“One of Chile’s icon wines, Viñedo Chadwick is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 18 months in new French oak. The 2005 Viñedo Chadwick offers up a spectacular bouquet of pain grille, mineral, spice box, leather, black currants, and blackberry. Elegant on the palate with layers of savory flavors, the wine beautifully conceals enough tannin to evolve for a decade. However, because of the wine’s great balance, superb concentration, and succulence, it can actually be enjoyed now. Its prime drinking period will be from 2015 to 2030.”

97

points

Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (Reviewer: Jay Miller)

“The deep crimson-colored 2006 Vinedo Chadwick is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon cuvee aged for 18 months in new French oak. It offers up an ethereal bouquet of toasty oak, scorched earth, incense, spice box, blackcurrant and blackberry reminiscent of a great vintage of Chateau Palmer (think 1961, 1966, 1970). On the palate it is silky, elegant, concentrated and already complex. With superb depth and grip, this succulent, plush effort will evolve for at least 10-15 years and offer prime-time drinking from 2020 to 2046.”

94

points

James Suckling

“Starts off with rose petals, stems, wet earth and blackberries. Full-bodied and super elegant. It’s fresh and bright plus has density and richness. A tangy, sweet and sour finish.”

93

points

Wine Spectator, James Molesworth

“A big, dense wine, especially for the vintage, with an impressive core of loam, melted black licorice and macerated currant fruit supported by ripe, well-embedded tannins and a long, polished finish that drips with fruit and minerality.”

97

points

James Suckling

“Wow. Aromas of black currant, plus a tiny hint of mint and lavender. Full body, with wonderful melted tannins that flow into the wine. Complex and beautiful.”

93

points

Wine Spectator, James Molesworth

“Shows the classic dark loam, coffee and black currant profile of Maipo, with cedar-tinged but polished tannins and a long, brooding finish that displays hints of sage and tobacco. Very solid, with well-embedded acidity.”

97

points

Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (Jay Miller)

“The flagship is the 2007 Vinedo Chadwick, a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon cuvee. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it offers up a brooding bouquet of sandalwood, pencil lead, scorched earth, violets, exotic spices, blackcurrant, and blackberry. Full-bodied and dense on the palate, this is an opulent effort with layers of multi-dimensional flavors, plenty of ripe tannin, with all components in harmony. This lengthy effort will see its 30th birthday in fine form. Eduardo Chadwick has taken this wine on a world tour to blind taste it against the great wines of Bordeaux. His confidence is well placed.”

94

points

James Suckling

“A red with very ripe red fruit plus hints of herbs at the same time. Rose petal and lavender too. Full-bodied, round and velvety structured. Dark fruit and flowers, plus intensity. 97% cabernet sauvignon with a dash of merlot. So much excitement here.”

96

points

Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (Reviewer: Jay Miller)

“The 2008 Viñedo Chadwick is made up of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot. It offers up a sexy perfume of exotic spices, sandalwood, incense, rose petal, black currant, and blackberry. This sets the stage for a structured, concentrated, impeccably balanced wine that deftly combines elegance and power. It mandates 5-6 years of additional cellaring and will deliver prime drinking from 2016 to 2028+.”

94

points

James Suckling

“Aromas of ripe fruit, plum and tea leaf. Hotter year. Full body, round and velvety tannins and a savory and rich finish. Fruit-forward. Needs another two or three years but delicious now.”

93

points

Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (Reviewer: Neal Martin)

“The 2009 Viñedo Chadwick is aged for 22 months in French oak of which 93% is new. It has a lovely, Margaux inspired floral bouquet with superb delineation and vigor. The palate is rounded and generous with fine tannins and excellent delineation towards the finish. Few have done more to promote Chilean wine than Eduardo Chadwick and in my opinion, what this estate will produce in the next twenty years will completely surpass the previous twenty years. Drink now-2025.”

95

points

James Suckling

“A racy cabernet with plum and dark berry character and hints of chocolate. It’s full-bodied, with firm tannins and a fresh finish. Plenty of hazelnut and cherry character in the aftertaste.”

92

points

Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (Reviewer: Neal Martin)

“The 2010 Viñedo Chadwick has a sophisticated bouquet, with pure dark cherry, iodine and blueberry aromas that waft gently from the glass. The palate is smooth and toasty on the entry. There is a lot of oak here, but it has the fruit to support it, while the finish maintains impressive definition and structure. Drink 2015-2025.”

97

points

James Suckling

“This is a fantastic bottle with currants, blueberry, hot stone and light hint of mint and sage. Full body, with firm and silky tannins that are wonderfully polished. The winemaker (Francisco Baettig) says they have been working towards a slightly fresher and more linear style. Made for aging but enjoyable now. Like the great old BVs of Napa Valley. Try in 2018.”

93

points

Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (Reviewer: Luis Gutiérrez)

“The nose shows hints of complexity, with fresh but ripe red fruit, balsamic notes of black pepper, a layer of toasted, smoky oak notes of coffee that needs to be integrated, and a remarkable absence of herbaceous notes, especially for a cold vintage like 2011. The tannins are extremely fine, silky, and velvety, the flavors are pure and defined, with great intensity and balanced acidity. This doesn-t look like a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s getting closer to a wine of terroir. This is a great wine that should get even better in the future as the vineyards mature and the mix gains complexity. Drink 2016-2025.”

97

points

James Suckling

“This is a superb red with currant, white truffle, sandalwood and stone. Full body, chewy tannins and a powerful finish. Turns to iodine. Gravel and hints of licorice too. Very, very long. This IS the La Mission Haut Brion of Chile. A phenomenal cabernet sauvignon. Needs at least five years to soften. 800 cases. Wait until 2018.”

92

points

Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (Reviewer: Luis Gutiérrez)

“The vineyards have alluvial soils with clay that are ideal for the variety. In 2012, this wine has good acidity and feels classic and elegant, poised and harmonious, a noble bottling with fine-grained tannin and good structure. Juicy without being clumsy, it seems as though the deeper soils are good at absorbing the heat of the vintage, and this combination works well. A powerful, Old World-styled Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink 2016-2025.”

98

points

James Suckling

“This pure cabernet sauvignon shows wonderful subtle eucalyptus and black currant character. Cold stones and roses too. It’s firm and linear with a full body, compacted tannins and a lightly chewy and tangy finish. A red with form and strength. Try in 2020.”

94

points

Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (Reviewer: Luis Gutiérrez)

“There are notes of red cherries intermixed with the more classical blackberries and tobacco leaves, spices and cigar box aromas; it is very subtle, layered and complex, even though the wine shows very young. The result is a fresher wine with moderate alcohol and the oak feels better integrated, even though it’s still mostly new. Here the conditions of the vintage played in flavor of obtaining fresher, more balanced wines. There are the telltale Cabernet tannins, very polished and fine, but with grip; the texture is velvety, lifted by a fine thread of acidity.”

100

points

James Suckling

“This is a wine that defines elegance and power at the same time. Complex aromas of blueberry, black currant and black licorice. Full body yet refined and beautiful with a stunning length and complexity. It has a transparency that shows such greatness and beauty. Half the normal production. Has an energy and brightness. Chile’s first perfect wi

99

points

James Suckling

“Very deep and primary fruit character in this red gives the wine amazing length and focus. It seems to go on forever. Full body yet vivid and energetic. Tannic and muscular yet so polished and finish.”

99

points

James Suckling

“The blue fruit and dark berry aromas are so attractive and catching. Black licorice and blackberry notes. Full body, chewy yet polished tannins. I like the way the wine rolls over the tongue. Beautiful finish. One of the most structured Viñedo Chadwicks ever. A great bottle. Needs four to five years to soften.”

96

points

Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (Reviewer: Luis Gutiérrez)

“The price of the 2016 Viñedo Chadwick seems to be going through the roof, and so does the quality. This is a unique, classical Maipo Cabernet…Complex, layered, fresh and tasty, it has very fine tannins and is nicely structured but terribly elegant at the same time”

100

points

James Suckling

“The pure fruit and juicy tannins are so succulent and enticing. Full body and soft, silky tannins. Complete. Everything is where it should be. Ripe fruit and tangy acidity provide energy and balance. Love the finish. Precise and fine-grained texture.”

97

points

Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (Reviewer: Luis Gutiérrez)

“…the wine is still very fresh, with moderate alcohol, perfectly ripe fruit and super integrated oak, coming through as elegant within the powerful style of the zone, with red and black fruit, some aromatic herbs, the cedary and spicy notes of the variety and the signature tannins of Cabernet, keeping the juiciness of the last few years. The little bit of Petit Verdot in the blend gives it a spicy touch. It’s vibrant, balanced and intense, still a little young and creamy, and I’d wait a little bit longer before pulling the cork. This can surely age in bottle, as it has the ingredients and the balance to do so; it has the elegance of 2016 with a little more structure and depth—and a little more clout too.”

98

points

James Suckling

The aromas show blackcurrant, pine-tree, violet and light spearmint character. Full-bodied, yet reserved and tight with fine, creamy tannins. Hints of currants and fresh herbs. Extremely long and layered.”

points

Francisco Baettig, Winemaker

“The 2019 vintage of Viñedo Chadwick displays a beautiful and attractive ruby red colour with a violet shimmer. Complex on the nose, it has aromas of cherry and raspberries, all framed by delicate notes of sweet spices like cloves and nutmeg, plus some pastries, black fruits and a floral touch.The palate presents cherries, raspberry pie and sweet spices, full of subtleties in delicate layers alongside polished tannins with great length and persistence. This is an exceptional vintage of Viñedo Chadwick with extreme elegance and finesse, freshness and a superb ageing potential.”

The Wine

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.

The first vintage of Viñedo Chadwick (1999) was released to great success in 2002. Its second vintage (2000) would later make history on 23 January 2004, when the Berlin Tasting took place.

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 2014 vintage marked a milestone for Chilean wine history, as well as for the family winery. On May 2016, Viñedo Chadwick 2014 scored a perfect 100 points, becoming the first Chilean wine to achieve the world’s highest recognition.

Perfect Score

The vineyard has been divided into several blocks which are monitored independently and harvested in the cool morning hours to preserve fruit quality. Lots are gently crushed and then fermented separately between 28° to 31° Celsius to maximize their character. This is followed by an extended maceration of up to thirty days depending on the development of the individual lots.

The wine is then aged in French oak barrels, in our underground cellars. Each vineyard lot is aged separately to maximize blending options. Racking takes place four or five times during ageing and is done from barrel.

Blending decisions are made very late in the ageing process just before bottling. The aim of this is to give us the most options for the final blend and to make the best blending decisions after the individual lots have developed their own unique characteristics in barrel. This gives us more control each year over the quality and character of the final wine.

In 1942, Don Alfonso Chadwick bought the 300-hectare Viña San José de Tocornal estate and its vineyards in the Alto Maipo Valley. The property was later divided and the family retained their family home and 25 hectares, including the family home and Don Alfonso’s polo field.

Eduardo Chadwick, foreseeing the potential of this unique terroir, convinced his father Alfonso to convert his beloved polo field into vineyards, and in 1992 it was planted to Cabernet Sauvignon.

The vine spacing is 2.0 meters between rows by 1.2 meters between vines with 4,166 vines per hectare. The vines are trained to a vertical trellis and spur pruned. The cool morning breezes blowing down from the mountains, row orientation and moderate daytime temperatures allow the grapes to ripen to perfection while preserving their fruit intensity and acidity.

Viñedo Chadwick is managed using sustainable farming practices. Cover crops are planted in autumn and spring for vigor control and provide a natural environment for selected plants to control harmful insects. As part of these practices, during winter piles of compost are produced to fertilize the vineyard naturally.

According to the vigor observed during the growing season the vineyard is divided into different blocks which are monitored independently. Viticultural decisions are made in each of these blocks guaranteeing that the fruit is harvested at optimal ripeness and uniformity. Yields are maintained at a maximum of 3 to 4 ton/ha.

For careful vigor control, irrigation is done under a unique and highly technical drip irrigation system that allows different irrigation patterns among the defined blocks in the vineyard.

At harvest time these various blocks are harvested separately and at different times. Even sections of one individual row can be harvested at two or three times. Only the best grapes are selected, and all are hand picked.

Viñedo Chadwick is located 650 m above sea level at Puente Alto, in the Maipo Valley in the southeastern sector of Santiago at the foot of the Andes Mountains along the northern bank of the Maipo River. The 15-hectare vineyard is considered one of Chile’s best terroirs for producing Cabernet Sauvignon of exceptional quality.

The Mediterranean climate has a long dry season, and rainfall is concentrated in the winter (328 mm), while the high daytime-night time temperature oscillation is one of the main factors responsible for the intense colour of the wines sourced from this zone. The mean January temperature is 21°C and the historical average of heat summation is 1,579 degree days.

The vineyard is located in Puente Alto, on the south-east border of Chile’s capital Santiago, along the Northern bank of the Maipo River in the foothills of the Andes Mountains.

The elevation of the vineyard is 650 meters above sea level, planted on an old alluvial terrace of the Maipo River. The soils are moderately fertile, with a 40-cm clay-loam stratum (clay content 15%–20%), over an alluvial layer with 70% stone content that provides excellent drainage.

The vineyard is located in Puente Alto, on the south-east border of Chile’s capital Santiago, along the Northern bank of the Maipo River in the foothills of the Andes Mountains.

The elevation of the vineyard is 650 meters above sea level, planted on an old alluvial terrace of the Maipo River. The soils are moderately fertile, with a 40-cm clay-loam stratum (clay content 15%–20%), over an alluvial layer with 70% stone content that provides excellent drainage.

100 points

On May 13th 2016, Viñedo Chadwick 2014 scored a perfect 100 points from international wine critic James Suckling.

This outstanding recognition marked a milestone not only in the history of Viñedo Chadwick but also for the Chilean wine history, as it was the first time a wine from this country achieved 100 points. This perfect score positioned Maipo Alto and Chile among the most prestigious world-class appellations for red wines, such as Bordeaux, Tuscany and Napa.

Following his recent visit to Chile, during which he tasted more than 600 wines from different valleys, international wine critic James Suckling published his article entitled “Chile’s Evolving Quality Wine World” in which he awarded Viñedo Chadwick 2014 100 points: “Perhaps a sign of Chile truly coming of age is the 100-point rating in this report of the pure Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Viñedo Chadwick. This is a wine that defines the greatness of Chile with a purity, structure and finesse that competes with the best reds of the world. This is a wine that defines elegance and power at the same time.”

Suckling described the wine as “complex aromas of blueberry, blackcurrant and black liquorice. Full bodied yet refined and beautiful with a stunning length and complexity. It has a transparency that shows such greatness and beauty. Half the normal production. Has an energy and brightness. Chile’s first perfect wine and well deserved. Better in 2020.”

This important 100-point score crowns Viñedo Chadwick’s highly successful history as a world-class wine achieved through a passionate commitment to quality, perseverance and constant quest of the pure expression of the terroir.

The 2014 vintage

Every season possesses unique climatic conditions and 2014 surprised us with exceptional wines.

The growing season began with some unprecedented frosts in mid-September that resulted in lower yields and predicted a difficult Spring, yet conditions changed radically in October driven by a gradual increase in temperatures.

Summer started with a warm and dry January leading to an early and homogenous veraison along with healthy fruit conditions. A big shift in temperatures occurred from February onwards as temperatures began to decrease all through April, allowing the grapes to ripen steadily until reaching their optimum maturity level.  The result of the aforementioned were wines with great tannic structure and depth, along with outstanding aromatic and flavor intensity.

Lower yields, dry overall growing conditions along with our constant quest for elegance, freshness and purity resulted in an earlier harvest.  We started picking the Cabernet Sauvignon on March 18th, with some lots picked up to 15 days earlier than historical average thus maintaining the wonderful levels of acidity and with the vividly preserved flavors that characterizes this wine.

2014 will be remembered as an extraordinary vintage at Viñedo Chadwick that is heralded for its unique balance, fruit purity and profoundness.

“Viñedo Chadwick was created in 1999 as a tribute to my father, Alfonso Chadwick Errazuriz, to showcase the characteristics and true expression of our unique terroir from our home estate in Maipo Alto. Over the past 16 vintages the quality of Viñedo Chadwick has been consistently recognized in blind tastings around the globe, demonstrating its place as a world-class wine. Today we are very honored that James Suckling has awarded us with his to recognition giving us a perfect 100 score for this beautiful vintage 2014”

EDUARDO CHADWICK, PRESIDENT OF VIÑEDO CHADWICK

“This vintage is perhaps the epitome of purity and freshness of our terroir. I believe it is the greatest expression of Viñedo Chadwick made so far. This is a most wonderful recognition of all of these years of hard work and dedication.”

FRANCISCO BAETTIG, VIÑEDO CHADWICK HEAD WINEMAKER

“Perhaps a sign of Chile truly coming of age is the 100-point rating in this report of the pure Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Viñedo Chadwick. This is a wine that defines the greatness of Chile with a purity, structure and finesse that competes with the best reds of the world. This is a wine that defines elegance and power at the same time. Full bodied yet refined and beautiful with a stunning length and complexity. It has a transparency that shows such greatness and beauty. Has an energy and brightness. Chile's first perfect wine and well deserved.”

“CHILE'S EVOLVING QUALITY WINE WORLD”, MAY 2016
JAMES SUCKLING
AWARDING 100 POINTS TO VIÑEDO CHADWICK 2014
THE FIRST CHILEAN WINE TO RECEIVE THE HIGHEST SCORE FOR A WINE

“Eduardo Chadwick has taken this wine on a world tour to blind taste it against the great wines of Bordeaux. His confidence is well placed.”

“CHILE 2010,” DECEMBER 2010 JAY MILLER FOR ROBERT PARKER´S THE WINE ADVOCATE AWARDING 97 POINTS TO VIÑEDO CHADWICK 2007

“The 2009 Viñedo Chadwick has a lovely, Margaux inspired floral bouquet with superb delineation and vigor. The palate is rounded and generous with fine tannins and excellent delineation towards the finish. Few have done more to promote Chilean wine than Eduardo Chadwick and in my opinion, what this estate will produce in the next twenty years will completely surpass the previous twenty years."

“CHILE: SEEKING OUT THE X FACTOR”, DECEMBER 2012 NEAL MARTIN FOR ROBERT PARKER’S THE WINE ADVOCATE, AWARDING 93 POINTS TO VIÑEDO CHADWICK 2009

"Very, very long. This IS the La Mission Haut Brion of Chile. A phenomenal Cabernet Sauvignon."

“CHILE'S BREATHTAKING DIVERSITY”, AUGUST 2014

“Firm and linear with a full body, compacted tannins and a lightly chewy and tangy finish. A red with form and strength.”

“MORE GREAT, FRESH WINES FROM CHILE”, JULY 2015 JAMES SUCKLING AWARDING 97 POINTS TO VIÑEDO CHADWICK 2012 AND 98 POINTS TO VIÑEDO CHADWICK 2013

08/04/19

PERFECT 100 POINTS CROWNS VIÑEDO CHADWICK AS THE BEST WINE OF CHILE

The first Chilean wine to achieve the world’s highest recognition, has been awarded with 100 points for the second time in its history

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27/03/19

VIÑEDO CHADWICK SELECTED AMONGST TOP 5 BEST WINES ON VIVINO

Vivino, the world’s most popular wine review APP with 35 million users, revealed the winners of its 2019 Wine Style Awards

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27/03/19

THE 2016 VINTAGE OF VIÑEDO CHADWICK TOURS ASIA

La gira por Asia realizada a comienzos de MarzoThe Asian tour celebrated in early March and conducted by Viñedo Chadwick’s President Eduardo Chadwick included major cities in key markets –China, Japan, Hong Kong and Korea

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27/03/19

Tim Atkin MW awards Viñedo Chadwick 2016 97 points, ranking it Best Chilean Wine for third consecutive vintage

Fully established as one of the New World's greatest reds, this is a deliciously fresh, nuanced, well-balanced blend.

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21/09/16

10th Anniversary World Tour: Shanghai Celebrated the Culmination of The Berlin Tasting Anniversary

- The events were hosted by Eduardo Chadwick, President of Viña Errázuriz, along with renowned wine personalities, including Steven Spurrier, Consultant Editor of Decanter Magazine, and Fong Yee Walker, leading wine personality in China and recently recognized as the first Master of Wine in China.

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22/09/16

HISTORIC 100 POINTS FOR VIÑEDO CHADWICK

The first Chilean wine to achieve the world’s highest recognition

Santiago, May 13th 2016. Viñedo Chadwick 2014, the ultra-premium wine of the Chadwick – Errázuriz family, scored a perfect 100 points from wine critic James Suckling.

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The Quest for International Recognition

By the early years of the new millennium, Eduardo Chadwick, like others in the Chilean wine industry, had tried most of the traditional ways to promote their wines around the world. And despite his team’s efforts, the message of Chile’s potential for making world-class wines still was not getting fully recognized due to Chile’s relatively short international history. He needed a way to really grab attention and open the eyes of world-critics.

Eduardo was inspired by a landmark event that took place in France, organized in 1976 by Steven Spurrier, who invited top French critics to a blind tasting of French and Californian wines. When the final results were revealed, they were all stunned to learn that wines from California topped the list of the red and the white wines. The event now known as the Judgment of Paris turned the wine world upside down, because they were tasted blind. And if it worked for California, why not for Chile?

Thus he organized what would come to be known as The Berlin Tasting, and invited Europe’s most influential wine writers, sommeliers, and leading critics to blind taste his own wines, Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve, Seña, and Viñedo Chadwick, along with wines which were widely recognized as the most classic, from the most respected origins in the world, and furthermore, chosen from the 2000 and 2001 harvests that Robert Parker had heralded as the millennium vintage, the one he had awarded the most wines with a perfect 100 score. The judges would not know the identity of the wines in their glasses, and therefore any personal biases toward or against a given origin or brand would be eliminated.

The event was hosted by top wine-personalities: Steven Spurrier, the man who had organized the Judgment of Paris, along with René Gabriel, who was recognized as the leading palate in Switzerland and one of the most important German-speaking wine critics. Very attentive, curious, interested, and even surprised participants gathered at the Ritz Carlton Berlin Hotel for a seminar on Chilean, Bordeaux, and Tuscan terroir before the tasting. Then, 36 of Europe’s most knowledgeable and influential palates sat down to evaluate 16 wines from France, Italy, and Chile.

The result of this historic tasting proved to be a true eye-opener: Viñedo Chadwick 2000 was placed first, above the great wines of France and Italy.

This revolutionary event turned out to be a milestone event for the Chilean wine industry and also elevated the image of Chile as a world-class appellation.

It was also the starting point for a series of 22 similar tastings led by Eduardo Chadwick around the world. From 2004 to 2013, more than 1,400 opinion leaders of the world’s wine industry blind tasted Chilean wines, including Viñedo Chadwick, beside the best wines from Bordeaux, Tuscany, California, and Rioja. The results were amazing. More than 90 percent of the time, a Chilean wine was ranked among the top three places, thereby contributing to demonstrate their consistent quality at the highest level.

The Berlin Tasting

Berlin, 23 January 2004, Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Hosts: Steven Spurrier, René Gabriel, Eduardo Chadwick

Ranking Wine Vintage Country
1 Viñedo Chadwick 2000 Chile
2 Seña 2001 Chile
3 Chateau Lafite 2000 France
4 Seña 2000 Chile
4 Chateau Margaux 2001 France
6 Viñedo Chadwick 2001 Chile
6 Chateau Latour 2000 France
6 Chateau Latour 2000 France
6 Chateau Margaux 2000 France
9 Don Maximiano 2001 Chile
10 Solaia 2000 Italy
10 Chateau Latour 2001 France

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