Vinedo Chadwick - Maipo Valley Chile 2021 (Pre-arrival) (750ml)

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Producer Vinedo Chadwick
Country Chile
Region Maipo
Varietal Bordeaux Blends
Vintage 2021
Sku 6398
Size 750ml

Wine Advocate: 100 Points

The 2021 Viñedo Chadwick fermented in stainless steel and troncoconic concrete vats spent some 10 months in barrique and then part of the wine (some 20%) was sent to the Stockinger foudres. The nose is reminiscent of a super elegant and sleek Bordeaux pure and clean less balsamic than in previous years and less herbal. It's perfumed and floral precise fresh and elegant with very fine tannins and despite the grape it is more Pomerol than Graves with 14% alcohol on the label but without any heat at all. It's velvety and luxurious juicy and tasty with fine-grained chalky tannins and the elegant stoniness that the best Maipos are capable of. It has structure and power like the proverbial iron fist in a velvet glove. This has to be the finest vintage for Chadwick; the wine made my heart beat faster?it's a wine of emotion. This is also my first 100-point wine from Chile! The final blend contains around 3% Petit Verdot from vines planted in 2005. There are some 10000 bottles of this and it was all bottled all at once on January 31 2023. The 2021 season at the Chadwick vineyard in Maipo was certainly cooler than any preceding years especially during the end of the season. Despite being a warmer zone than Seña (the sister property) it was pretty similar in 2021. They want to try to bottle a bit earlier and not show the wines just after bottling as this is now sold through La Place de Bordeaux. This 2021 is elegant and balanced a wine of emotion a coup de coeur that gets my first 100-point score for Chile. This is a golden goodbye for winemaker Francisco "Pancho" Baettig who after 20 years of dedication here leaves after the 2021 vintage to focus on his personal project but he will continue as an external consultant here. Bravo!! Published: Aug 31 2023

Tim Atkin: 100 Points

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