James Suckling awards high scores to Concha y Toro

During his visit to the country in February, the renowned US wine critic James Suckling, together with the magazine’s senior editor Zekun Shuai, tasted the company’s new vintages to put together what will be his next report on Chile.

Following the publication of the results on his website, James Suckling awarded scores over 90 points to the company’s tastings.

As for Concha y Toro’s icon Carmenere, Carmín de Peumo scored an excellent 96 points for its 2022 vintage, which Suckling says stands out as a wine that “is terrific on the nose with intense aromas of eucalyptus, black currants, paprika and graphite. Full-bodied but not heavy. The finish is pure and fine. It offers lots of fruit and a fresh, balanced finish.”

Other representatives of Concha y Toro’s Luxury Brands portfolio included Marques de Casa Concha Heritage 2022 with 95 points, The Master 2022 with 94 points, Amelia Chardonnay 2022 with 97 points -the highest score in its history in this medium-, Amelia Pinot Noir 2022 with 94 points, Terrunyo Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 with 94 points, Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc 2023 with 92 points and Terrunyo Carmenere 2022 with 93 points.

The Marques de Casa Concha line received scores above 92 points throughout its portfolio, including Marques de Casa Concha Etiqueta Negra Cabernet Sauvignon 2021, Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2022 and Marques de Casa Concha Pinot Noir 2022 with 93 points. They are followed with 92 points by Marques de Casa Concha Merlot 2021, Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2022 and Marques de Casa Concha Carmenere 2022.

The Gran Reserva Concha y Toro portfolio obtained outstanding 93 points for its Malbec, Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvignon 2022 and 90 points for its Sauvignon Blanc 2023. Finally, Casillero del Diablo Reserva Privada Cabernet Sauvignon 2022 received 91 points, while Casillero del Diablo Reserva Especial Cabernet Sauvignon 2022 and Casillero del Diablo Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2022 received 90 points.

James Suckling awards high scores to Concha y Toro