Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery stood out at the 9th Annual Wines of Chile Awards that took place on Thursday January 12th in Santiago. Its 20 Barrels Limited Edition Syrah 2009 won the “Best in Category” trophy for Syrah, positioning the cool-climate wine from the Limarí Valley as one of the best in Chile.
This Cono Sur Syrah is intensely ruby red with a voluptuous structure. It has a nose of black fruits like plums and blackberries with spicy and lightly floral hints. The palate is soft and creamy with a pleasant elegant finish.
Cosecha Noble Late Riesling 2010, the newest addition to the winery’s portfolio, won the “Best in Category” trophy for Late Harvest wines, positioning it as the best Chilean late harvest.
Made from 100% botrytized grapes grown in the town of Mulchén, Cosecha Noble is a cool-climate wine from the Bío-Bío Valley. It has a nose of soft flowers like jasmine with subtly integrated citrus notes. Grapefruit flavors stand out in the palate with lighter mineral hints.
A total of 17 “Best in Category” trophies were awarded to Chile’s finest wines. The judges’ panel was made up of 9 top international experts who tasted over 600 Chilean wines.
The judges this year were as follows:
Peter Richards MW – United Kingdom
Lisa Perrot-Brown MW – Singapore
Mai Tjemsland MW – Norway
Debra Meiburg MW – Hong Kong
Marcelo Copello – Brazil
Bill St John – United States
Bengt-Göran Kronstam – Sweden
Patricio Tapia – Chile
Anthony Gismondi – Canada