Fifteen Tabali wines rated over 90 points by James Suckling - Tabalí



Last Friday, the 17th of April, James Suckling published his new tasting report on Chile. We are extremely proud to have 16 wines with a rating of 90 points or more. With these amazing results, Tabali once again shows to be one of the top wineries in Chile, with a consistent performance throughout the years.

Payen 2016 got 93 points and according to the wine critic: “A very fresh, clean red with blackberries, blackcurrants and hints of spice on the nose and palate. Medium body, firm tannins and a delicious finish. Drink or hold.”

Talinay wines stand for elegant and complex wines, with high natural acidity, concentration, balance and great ageing potential and these are the scores received for these wines:

Talinay Lítico Malbec 2017 – 92 points
Talinay Chardonnay 2019 – 91 points
Talinay Sauvignon Blanc 2019 – 91 points
Talinay Pinot Noir 2017 – 90 points

Specifically, Talinay Lítico Malbec 2017 was awarded with 92 points. James Suckling comments: “Rich dark-plum and mulberry aromas with blackberries and notes of clove and chocolate. The palate is very rich, dense and ripe. Essence-like flavors of dark berries abound. Drink or hold”.

The wines from the Vetas Blancas range are planted on the alluvial soils of our “El Espinal” vineyard in the coastal area of Limari (our vineyard lies 24km from the Pacific Ocean). “El Espinal” has a very special soil where white-colored veins (vetas blancas in Spanish), created by pulverized calcium carbonate, run through the soil creating conditions to produce very elegant and fresh wines with a singular, marked minerality. At the same price range, we find Micas, a Carmenere from the best area in Chile for the production of this variety, Peumo in Cachapoal. These wines got the following points:

Vetas Blancas Malbec Cabernet Franc 2017 – 92 points
Vetas Blancas Syrah 2017 – 92 points
Vetas Blancas Cabernet Franc 2017 – 91 points
Vetas Blancas Pinot Noir 2017 – 91 points
Micas Carmenere 2017 – 91 points

And these two wines of the Vetas Blancas range got these amazing reviews:
Vetas Blancas Malbec – Cabernet Franc 2017 received a score of 92 points and the wine critic says: “Violet-like flowers and forest leaves shroud fresh red berries in attractive and fragrant style, leading to a smooth, supple palate with glossy dark berries and a very smooth, finely chalky tannin texture. This is very drinkable!”.

Vetas Blancas Syrah 2017 was awarded with 92 points as well, and James Suckling states: “This has a rich array of ripe, dark-berry and plum aromas and flavors and delivers a supple, succulent and gently salty feel with bold, fresh, juicy-fruit flavors. Drink or hold”.

The wines of the Pedregoso range owe their name to the stony soils of the vineyards used for these wines, as pedregoso means “stony” in Spanish. Around the world, stony soils are known as ideal conditions to produce grapes of outstanding quality and thus extraordinary wines. These wines received amazing scores for this price range:

Pedregoso Carmenere 2019 – 93 points
Pedregoso Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 – 91 points
Pedregoso Rosé Pinot Noir 2019 – 91 points
Pedregoso Sauvignon Blanc 2019 – 91 points
Pedregoso Pinot Noir 2018 – 90 points

Specifically Pedregoso Carmenere 2019 was also awarded 93 points. According to James Suckling: “This is really beautiful with deep, dark fruit on the nose and palate. Some tar and violets, too. Full body. The extremely fine tannins melt into the wine. Wonderful length. Drink or hold”.