The Date and Time: Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 1:00 Pm to 3:30 PM
The Event: Lunch and Tasting with Eduardo Chadwick from Errazuriz, handled here in Ontario by Philippe Dandurand Wines.
The Venue: TOCA in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
The Target Audience: wine writers and sommeliers
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are, or will be, at the LCBO (see below).
The Quote/Background: Eduardo gave us a short history of the winery and its place in Chilean winemaking, as well as the terroir of his regions. We tasted 10 of his wines, which he commented on and we notated, but we did not taste Sena because it is repped by a different agency.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Errazuriz La Cumbre 2013 Aconcagua Valley, $90 [syrah]
-Errazuriz Don Maximiano 2013 Aconcagua Valley, $256 [bord.-style blend]
-Errazuriz Vinedo Chadwick 2013 Maipo, $256 [cabernet sauvignon]
-Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Chardonnay Wild Ferment 2014, $24.95
-Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Syrah 2014, $24.95
-Errazuriz Aconcagua Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, $19.95
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Errazuriz KAI Aconcagua Valley 2013, $90 [carmenere]
-Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Sauvignon Blanc 2014, $21.95
-Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Pinot Noir 2014, $24.95
*** GOOD -- Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Errazuriz The Blend 2011 Aconcagua Valley, $34.95 [G/S/M]
The Food: off the menu – I had the tuna carpaccio with the first three wines, and cornish hen for the balance.
The Contact Person: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 90.