Arboleda: ‘Dynamic & diverse’ by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Arboleda wines obtained 90+ points in the latest annual report on Chile by The Wine Advocate, the publication from renowned wine critic Robert Parker, once again recognizing the consistent quality in all Arboleda wines.

Arboleda wines obtained 90+ points in the latest annual report on Chile by The Wine Advocate, the publication from renowned wine critic Robert Parker, once again recognizing the consistent quality in all Arboleda wines.

Luis Gutiérrez, the critic in charge of rating the wines from Spain and South America for Robert Parker, published his report entitled “Chile: Earth, Air, Fire and Water” on April 28, describing the positive changes in the quality of Chilean wine since 2010. Under the subtitle “Dynamics: Change is Here to Stay,” he emphasized the fast pace of improvement in wines he called “better than ever” and named Viña Arboleda as one of the wineries that are leading this trend.

91 points
2016 Arboleda Pinot Noir
D.O. Aconcagua Costa

“It has a nice nose mixing spices, sour cherries and a touch of earth and forest floor, even though the wine is so evidently young. The palate is very tasty and juicy, with super fine tannins and a remarkable, long finish.”

90 + points
2016 Arboleda Chardonnay
D.O. Aconcagua Costa

“It has a remarkable acidity, very clean aromas and flavors. It’s very dry, with a sharp texture and very fine acidity.”

90 points
2016 Arboleda Sauvignon Blanc
D.O. Aconcagua Costa

“It has pungent herbal flavors and a citric touch. The palate is dry, somehow austere, with a distinct bitterness in the finish.”

90 points
2015 Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon
D.O. Valle de Aconcagua

“It felt a little closed and shy, with faint balsamic aromas and a core of blackberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied and has very good freshness, quite varietal even if it’s not particularly complex.”

90 points
2015 Arboleda Carmenere
D.O. Valle de Aconcagua

“The palate is soft and approachable, with fine tannins and good freshness, which is the challenge with the variety.”