Since 1874, in the heart of the Maipo valley, Viña Tarapacá has been crafting unique wines of outstanding quality. These estate bottled wines earned their first award in the US in 1876, and have been obtaining awards ever since.
James Suckling visited Chile three times in the past 13 months, and on his last visit he met with the finest local producers, and was able to taste 500 wines. In the report and the scores that he published on his website at the beginning of July, the North American critic –who for 30 years tasted European wines for Wine Spectator– highlighted the progress Chile has been making, above all in top-end wines.
On this occasion, six of Viña Tarapacá’s wines scored amongst the highest on the list:
Tarapacá Gran Reserva Etiqueta Azul, 2012 Harvest, 93 points.
Tarapacá Gran Reserva Etiqueta Negra 2012 Harvest, 93 points.
Tara∙Pakay 2012 Harvest, 92 points.
Tarapacá Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Harvest, 92 points.
Tarapacá Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2014 Harvest, 91 points.
Tarapacá Gran Reserva Carmenère 2013 Harvest, 91 points.
In the report titled, “More excellent fresh wines from Chile”, which was published on www.jamessuckling.com, the critic reflects upon Chilean wines, and agrees that they should receive more recognition for their top-end wines. He also went into depth about the incredible cool-climate wines that express their geography and unique character in each sip.