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  • Jancis Robinson
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  • Jancis Robinson
18 Jan 2008

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, 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.


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*



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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