IWSC winners at Love Wine Love Chile

Wine news

Thu 3 Oct 2019

By Adam Partridge

The trade members and consumers who battled the cold rain and transport problems last week in order to attend the Love Wine Love Chile event in East London were met with a warm welcome and award-winning IWSC wines to sample.

In addition to the hundreds of wines to taste, there was an interactive graffiti wall and, for the evening consumer session, a Chilean BBQ which gave guests the chance to create fantastic flavour combinations by pairing their favourite wines with delicious barbecued meats. 

On the IWSC stand, attendees were invited to taste the below Chilean wines which all scooped a medal in this year's competition. 

To view all of the 2019 Chilean results, click here

Intense nose with toasted almonds, marzipan and very attractive reductive, smoky notes. Broad palate with nutty complexity, ripe nectarine, a salty twist and superb linear acid structure.

RRP £23 Available from Stone Vine & Sun

Integrated lemon and lime, with minerality on the nose. The palate is fresh and clean with gooseberry fruit, bell peppers and asparagus, finishing persistent with zippy lime.

RRP £8 Available from Fairley’s Wines and Ocado

Cono Sur Bicicleta Gewürztraminer 2018 cono-sur-gewurtz.jpg

It boasts intense and fresh aromas including floral notes such as rose petals, orange blossom and lychee. Smooth with great concentration, this wine is well-balanced and has a persistent finish.

RRP £7.99. Available from Tesco

Chateau los Boldos Vieilles Vignes Merlot 2018 chateau-los-boldos-merlot.jpg

On the nose, it has aromas of plums, raspberries and cherries, with toasted, spicy and herbal notes. This wine is well-balanced with soft, velvety tannins and a smooth and elegant finish.

RRP £16 Importer: Liberty Wines

Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Franc 2018 Central Valley santa-rita-cab-franc.jpg

A medium-bodied, ruby red wine, offering aromas of ripe red berries, wild herbs and tomato leaf. The palate delivers ripe cherry and raspberry fruit, with both fresh acidity and rounded tannin.

RRP £8.99 Available from Majestic Wines

VIGNO Carignan 2016 Maule Valley vigno-carignan.jpg

Rich dark berry fruit with floral notes and soft elegant tannins followed by a complex, well-structured finish.

RRP £28 Available from Connolly’s Wines

Oveja Negra The Lost Barrel Red Blend 2016 Maule Valley oveja-negra-red-blend.jpg

Jammy blackberry, prune, tobacco and oak-grain aromas lead to a flush, chewy and balanced palate. Blackberry and toasty oak flavours include notes of mocha and exotic spices.

RRP £18

Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Carmenere 2017 Cachapoal Valley casas-del-bosque-gr-carmenere.jpg

Scents of black forest fruit and tobacco mingle with vanilla and cedary oak. Dense and concentrated, with gentle tannins and a chocolaty aftertaste.

RRP £10 Available from RannochScott Wines

Pequeñas Producciones Pinot Noir 2017 pequenas-producciones-pinot.jpg

Producer's tasting notes: On the nose, a complex bouquet of dark cherry and cedar is accompanied by more savory notes of smoke, moist earth and bramble. In the mouth, layered flavors of blackberry and leather give way to a smoky, slightly saline finish.

RRP £15