The prestigious british Master of Wine, Tim Atkin, awarded 98 points to the latest release of the iconic Cabernet Sauvignon from Puente Alto. This score was published this week on Tim Atkin’s website and it will also be included in the critic’s report on Chile to be published this coming March. In addition, Enrique Tirado was recognized by the critic as “winemaker of the week” in his weekly newsletter.
“It’s a pure, refined expression of the Andes-cooled Puente Alto terroir. This is only the second time that the blend has included all four Bordeaux varieties on the estate – it’s 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, with 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot – and the wine is suitably nuanced and well balanced. Scented and oral, with some wild herb top notes, it’s an icon that marries energy with power and grip. The tannins are polished, the fruit intense, with cassis and red berry flavours complemented by fresh acidity and scented coffee bean oak.”