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, one of the most eminent wine critics from the United States, included an article last month in his website, www.jamessuckling.com that was headed: “The impressive diversity of Chile”, arising from a three-week trip where he visited many wineries from different regions around the country.
The report includes reviews of hundreds of wines that were tasted by Suckling, along with Jacobo García Andrade, a journalist that joined him on this trip and drafted his notes.
Together they tasted hundreds of wines, and amongst those scoring highest was the incredible Gran Reserva Etiqueta Negra Cabernet Sauvignon harvest 2011 of Viña Tarapacá, which caused a sensation in the winemaking world, and has transformed this grape variety into a benchmark for Chilean wine production.
The Cabernet Sauvignon, Etiqueta Negra 2011 which originates from the Maipo Valley is described as: Deep red in color with young shades of purple. Aromas of tobacco with hints of toasted vanilla oak, cherry and blackberry. On the palate, black fruits, chocolate and liquorice with intense notes of toasted oak. A flavorful sensation in the mouth with a long, smooth finish.