Viña Errázuriz Icon Wines Share the Stage with World Benchmark Cabernet Sauvignons at the Berlin Tasting in London
Many of the United Kingdom’s top wine tasters including sommeliers, journalists, wine buyers, and Masters of Wine converged on the Landmark Hotel on May 5 th of 2009, as The Berlin Tasting reached London in order to publicly demonstrate the high standard of fine Cabernet Sauvignon blends being produced in Chile, by setting these alongside wines acknowledged as among the very best in the world. Read More >
As final results, two French classic Bordeaux First Growth wines took the first two places, over a Super Tuscan in third, with strong placements for Chile in positions four to seven.
The tasting was hosted by Eduardo Chadwick, President of Viña Errázuriz, who explained why Chile is a viticultural paradise. Also as moderators were Peter Richards, expert on Chilean wines, and Steven Spurrier, the renowned Decanter Magazine wine writer.
The Berlin Tasting in London was a reproduction of the famous Berlin Tasting, held in Germany in 2004, where the most important wine writers, buyers, and specialists tasted the 2000 and 2001 vintages, and created 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 knows 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.
Tim Atkin MW, Christine Austin, Isa Bal, Ana María Barahona, Susie Barries MW, Beverley Blanning MW, Camilla Bordewich, Stephen Browett, Lisa Cartell, Tomas Clancy, Oz Clarke, Helen Coburn, Jaspar Corbett, Michael Cox, Bud Cuchet, Toby Cutler, Simon Davies, Peter Emmi, Vincent Fusaro, Redmond Gavin, Chris Gibson, Francois Ginther, Jamie Goode, Daniel Greve, Alun Griffiths Mw, Andy Howard, Paul Hunt, Xenia Irwin, Mel Jones, Roger Jones, Sarah Kemp, Stephan Kofler, Pierre Levron, Jane Masters Mw, Chris Murphy, Andrew Pavli, Jonathan Pedley Mw, Pierpaolo Petrassi Mw, Rupert Pritchett, Becca Reeves, Jancis Robinson Mw, Nick Room, Hugo Rose Mw, Andrea Ruggeri, Christine Sandys, Greg Sherwood Mw, Ian Smith, Jonathan Stephens, John Stimpfig, Simon Taylor, Bob Tyrer, Alastair Viner, Guy Woodward, Martynas Zemavicius.