The results are in from the latest report on Chile by specialized journalist, Joaquín Hidalgo, where Concha y Toro’s high-end wine portfolio stood out for its quality, excellence, and consistency.
The specialized wine journalist, Joaquín Hidalgo, responsible for tasting wines from Argentina and Chile for the Vinous magazine, visited Chile in February, where he tasted more than 1,100 wines from over 40 different wineries. At the time, he toured our vineyards in Peumo to taste the latest vintages of Concha y Toro’s fine wines.
At this time, our icon wine, Don Melchor 2021, obtained an extraordinary 97 points, making it the second ranked Cabernet Sauvignon in the report. Hidalgo highlighted that it is “a more suggestive than explicit wine that slowly envelopes you in its different layers.”
It is followed by Carmín de Peumo 2021 with 96 points, ranking as the Top Carmenere in the report and described by the critic as “an indulgent and expansive wine on the palate, with juicy tannins, tight grain, a luxurious texture, and a precise flavor. A stand-out wine in a stand-out year for Chilean Carmenere.”
In this his fourth report on Chile, Joaquín highlights the sense of innovation and new styles being adopted by Chilean wineries, where Amelia is one clear example of this. At this time, Amelia Chardonnay 2021 stood out with 96 points, making it the best ranked Chardonnay and white wine in the report. Meanwhile, Amelia Pinot Noir 2021 was given an outstanding 95 points, highlighting its austere, fruity nature and aging potential.
This year, the journalist had the chance to taste one of our latest innovations: Marques de Casa Concha Heritage, with its 2020 and 2021 vintages, awarding them 93 and 94 points, respectively. Among the other great scores received by the winery, the Master Edition 2021 was given 93 points, Terrunyo Carmenere 2021 received 93 points, and Terrunyo Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 obtained 91 points.