Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve 2005 and 2004 Were Selected First and Second at the Berlin Tasting in Beijing
July 8th 2008 –only weeks before the Beijing Olympics– 47 of the most influential Chinese journalists, wine writers, sommeliers and members of the wine trade were invited to blind taste ten wines to decide the outcome of this very special wine Olympics, a reproduction of the famous 2004 Berlin Tasting. Read More >
The line-up in Beijing included five Chilean, three French and two Italian wines, and the tasting was moderated by renowned wine critic and Decanter Magazine editor, Steven Spurrier.
Viña Errázuriz Icon wine Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve 2005 and 2004 were selected first and second before Château Mouton Rothschild 2004, Château Lafite 2004 and Château Margaux 2004 from France and Sassicaia 2004, from Italy.
At the earlier 2004 Berlin Tasting, the European judges –who tasted the 2000 and 2001 vintages– set an historical precedent by placing two wines from Chile (Viñedo Chadwick 2000 and Seña 2001) ahead of established French classics and Italian cult wines. At that time, Steven Spurrier was quoted as saying, “now the world is aware that Chile produces premium wines.”
Conducting these blind tastings in different cities worldwide is part of Viña Errázuriz’s global educational program to demonstrate the world-class status of Chilean wines to an international audience.
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