100 Points: "the wine made my heart beat faster—it's a wine of emotion" (Luis Gutierrez)
A stunning new release today, the 100-point 2021 Vinedo Chadwick. The first Chilean wine to ever receive 100-points from The Wine Advocate’s Luis Gutierrez, this is fabulous and, with just 10,000 bottles filled, rare even on release. We are thrilled to have some to offer.
The Vinedo Chadwick is the project of Eduardo Chadwick. He envisioned a wine made from a special terroir that could take on the very best. Fortunately, he had just the place in which to make it, a polo field in the family garden. This field happened to be a special terroir – a neighbour is Almaviva – in which to grow Cabernet Sauvignon and a world-class wine was created.
The 2004 Berlin Tasting – Vinedo Chadwick beats Lafite, Margaux and Latour 2000
Eduardo knew he had a great wine. Now he just needed a way to market it. He came up with a risky, but potentially spectacular plan, to pitch the 2000 Chadwick against the best Cabernets on the planet, the Bordeaux First Growths. Indeed, not just any First Growths from the legendary 2000 vintage. In a blind tasting in Berlin in 2004, not only did it perform well, it won. It was an incredible result that demonstrated the quality here.
The 2021 vintage was superb and resulted in a perfect wine:
2021 saw a long relatively cool growing season in Chile. This meant complex wines of elegance, depth and ageing potential. It was a year ideal for the Chadwick and it lived up to expectations. For Gutierrez, “It’s velvety and luxurious, juicy and tasty, with fine-grained chalky tannins and the elegant stoniness that the best Maipos are capable of. It has structure and power, like the proverbial iron fist in a velvet glove” and is his first ever 100 point wine from Chile. It’s a remarkable performance.
A new benchmark wine. Do take a look and let us know if you would like to secure any of this fabulous wine.
2021 Vinedo Chadwick
£775 per case (3*75cl OWC) in bond
100 points Luis Gutierrez
The 2021 Viñedo Chadwick fermented in stainless steel and troncoconic concrete vats, spent some 10 months in barrique, and then part of the wine (some 20%) was sent to the Stockinger foudres. The nose is reminiscent of a super elegant and sleek Bordeaux, pure and clean, less balsamic than in previous years and less herbal. It’s perfumed and floral, precise, fresh and elegant, with very fine tannins, and despite the grape, it is more Pomerol than Graves, with 14% alcohol on the label but without any heat at all. It’s velvety and luxurious, juicy and tasty, with fine-grained chalky tannins and the elegant stoniness that the best Maipos are capable of. It has structure and power, like the proverbial iron fist in a velvet glove. This has to be the finest vintage for Chadwick; the wine made my heart beat faster—it’s a wine of emotion. This is also my first 100-point wine from Chile! The final blend contains around 3% Petit Verdot from vines planted in 2005. There are some 10,000 bottles of this, and it was all bottled all at once on January 31, 2023
. (2023) www.robertparker.com
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