Fifth Wines of Chile Awards top wines

18 Jan 2008 by JR
Julia sends the following complete list of the gold and silver medals awarded last night in Santiago as the culmination of the 5th Wines of Chile Awards which she has been judging. It looks as though the judges, including several Masters of Wine, Joanna Simon and Jamie Goode of www.wineanorak.com, were tougher than in previous years.  Golds represented just 2.7% of entries, silvers 17%.
 

I have asterisked(*) the trophy winners. One of the most garlanded wine producers this year is Anakena, the Rapel-based winery set up by Jorge Gutiérrez with Chilean entrepreneur Felipe Ibanez, its 250 ha of vineyards being spread between Cachapoal, Colchagua and Casablanca. Luis Felipe Edwards of Colchagua also performed well.

Julia adds these comments:

Reactions at the tables last night were quite subdued, but I think that was more a reflection of the Chilean character than that the wines that won were a huge surprise – although the Gillmore red from Maule is not a well known wine and the region in general has not be rated that highly in the past, even though it has some great old vine vineyards.

The red blend that won best in show was in its very first vintage.

GOLDS

Come back on Monday for her overall observations about the current state of Chilean winemaking.

Arboleda, Carmenère 2006*
La Rosa, Ossa Sixth Generation, Red Blend 2004 (Best Red in Show)*
Perez Cruz, Liguai 2005
Luis Felipe Edwards, Reserva, Carmenère 2006
Anakena, ONA Pinot Noir 2007*
Anakena, Roots of the Andes Single Vineyard, Viognier 2007*
Viu Manent, Secreto, Carmenère 2006
Garcés Silva, Amayna Pinot Noir 2005
Falernia, Alta Tierra, Sauvignon Blanc 2007 (Best Value White)*
Luis Felipe Edwards, Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (Best Value Red)*
Tabontinaja, Gillmore Hacedor de Mundos, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, 2005*
Mayu, Reserva, Syrah 2006*
 
SILVERS
Santa Carolina, Reserva de Familia, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Agustinos, Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Siegel, Crucero Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Casa Silva, Doña Dominga Gran Reserva Andes Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Tarapacá, Gran Reserva, Etiqueta negra, Cs 2005
Errázuriz, Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve, Cs 2005
San Pedro, Castillo de Molina, Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Montes Alpha, Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Echeverría, Founder´s Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Las Lomas, Equality Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Tarapacá, Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Misiones de Rengo, Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Terraustral, PKNT Gold, Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Pérez Cruz, Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Geo Wines, Chono, Carmenère 2006
Loma Larga, Syrah BK-BL 2006
Chocalán, Syrah Reserva 2005
Cantaluna, Shiraz 2005
Anakena, ONA Syrah 2005
Montes Purple Angel Carmenère 2005
Miguel Torres, Conde de Superunda, Tempranillo/CS/Monastrell, 2003
Falernia, Reserva, Syrah 2006
Miguel Torres, Cordillera Reserva Privada, Red Blend 2004
Odfjell, Orzada Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Matetic, EQ Syrah 2006
Canta Luna, Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Cono Sur, 20 Barrels Pinot Noir 2006
Errázuriz, Single Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Casas del Bosque, Pinot noir 2007
Terra Andina, Carmenère 2007
Mayu, Estate Bottled, Sauvignon Blanc 2007
William Cole, Bill, Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Viña Mar, Reserva Especial, Cabernet sauvignon/Carmenère 2005
Tabalí, Reserva, Shiraz 2006
Veranda, Chardonnay 2006
Casa Tamaya, Tamaya Winesmaker's Selection, Carmenère 2006
Morande, Edición Limitada, Carignan 2004
Arboleda, Shiraz 2006
Maycas del Limarí, Reserva Especial, Syrah 2005
Requingua, Puerto Viejo, Merlot 2005
Vadivieso, Reserve,Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Montgras, Reserva, Cabernet sauvignon/Syrah 2006
Concha y Toro,Reserva, Casillero del Diablo, Cabernet sauvignon/Syrah 2006
Los Robles, Don Anibal, Shiraz 2006
Leyda, Sauvignon Blanc, Garuma Single Vineyard 2007
Echeverría, Reserva,Syrah 2005
Cousiño Macul, Sauvignon gris 2007
Cousiño Macul, Doña Isidora, Riesling 2007
Bisquertt, Casa La Joya Reserve Gewürztraminer 2007
Cono Sur, Reserva Riesling 2007
Matetic, EQ, Pinot noir 2006
Veranda, Oda, Pinot noir 2005
Santa Rita, 120 Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Luis Felipe Edwards, Terraced Gran Reserva, Carmenère 2006
Terraustral. PKNT Gold, Carmenère 2006
Haras de Pirque, Fina Sangre, Red Blend 2006
Casas del Bosque, Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Pérez Cruz,Reserva Limited Edition, Carmenère 2006
Casa Rivas, Gran Reserva Carmenère 2006
Misiones de Rengo, Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Chocalán, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2005
La Rosa, Don Reca Limited Release, Red Blend 2006
Emiliana, Coyam, Red Blend 2005
Quintay, Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Bisquertt, Casa La Joya Gran Reserve Merlot 2006
Carmen, WineMaker's, Reserve Red, Cs/ Car/ Petit Syrah, 2002
El Aromo, Barrel Selection, Cs/Carmenère/Petit verdot, 2006
Ravanal, MR, Red Blend 2006
CasaBlanca, Nimbus Estate Single Vineyard, Syrah 2006
Viu Manent, Secreto, Syrah 2006
Falernia, Alta Tierra, Syrah/Viognier, 2006
Falernia, Alta Tierra, Syrah 2006
Casa Silva, Los Lingues Gran Reserva, Carmenère 2006
Casa Silva, Quinta Generación, Red Blend 2005
Terra Andina, Altos Syrah / Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Siegel, Gran Crucero Limited Edition, Red Blend 2005

Luis Felipe Edwards, Terraced Gran Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc 2007

I'm providing the links below for future use. It looks as though both these wines are yet to be released.
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