MARQUES DE CASA CONCHA: A CONSISTENTLY 90+ POINT BRAND
Marques de Casa Concha was recognized once again for its scores of 90 or more points in the recent report dedicated to Chile by the US wine critic James Suckling that was released during the Prowein Fair in Germany.
After his mid-February visit to Chile, during which the critic med with winemaker Marcelo Papa, James Suckling once again praised the high quality and consistency of the wines from the Marques de Casa Concha line with scores of 90+ points.
The 2016 Marques de Casa Concha Etiqueta Negra was one of the wines that Suckling singled out with 93 points for its debut vintage. He described this wine from Puente Alto, saying, “This is a dense and racy red with dark berry and hints of walnuts and currants. Black chocolate, too. Full body, tight and focused with an excellent energy. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdot. New wine with excellent structure.”
Suckling awarded the 2016 vintages of the Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon and the Syrah 93 points each. He called the Cabernet Sauvignon “One of the great values in cabernet” and praised the Syrah for its “lovely acidity, lots of crunchy dark fruit and a mineral yet generous finish.”
The Cinsault Rosé—another of Marcelo Papa’s innovations for the Marques de Casa Concha line—was also very well received with 92 points. “I love this new rosé that is bright and very clean with flowers such as rose petal and peach as well. Medium body. Very dry and delicate. A pure rosé that is reminiscent of those from Provence,” he said.
And finally—and establishing Marques de Casa Concha once again as a consistently 90+ line—Suckling gave the 2016 Carmenere 90 points, commenting on the “Lighter notes of cranberry pie, blueberry sauce and some herbal essence. Medium body, fresh acidity and a pretty finish.”