In the context of the Chilean wine report, Zekun Shuai, senior editor of the specialized media JamesSuckling.com, awarded 92 points to the icon wine from the 7 Colores vineyard, highlighting its deep nose, juicy palate, and long finish.

Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Alzado, is a wine that is born in the heart of the Maipo Valley. With soils of alluvial origin, with a loamy texture and a high concentration of small gravel, and a Mediterranean climate influenced by the Andes Mountain, this valley is positioned among the great terroirs in the world for its very high quality in the production of this variety.

And it is that Alzado is a wine of great concentration, purple in color with slight terracotta nuances that speak of its early evolution in the bottle. On the nose, its aromas of increasing complexity are reminiscent of ripe and sweet red fruits, combined with violets, meaty notes, and additional touches of wood.

Zekun Shuai, the editor in charge of tasting the wines of our region from the team of international critic James Suckling, highlighted Alzado 2017 with an outstanding 92 points and in his tasting note highlighted its “Deep nose with red-chili chocolate, tarry blackberries, cassis, dried leaf, and some cedar. Dense and compact with a juicy, full-bodied palate, rounded by dusty tannins. Quite long, with some dark, balsamic fruit in the finish. Sustainable. Delicious and complete.

With this score, Alzado continues to consolidate itself as a wine with excellent national and international scores and Viña 7 Colores as an innovative brand in the national wine world.

Who is Zekun Shuai?

Born in China and only 30 years old, Zekun Shuai has been a Senior Editor at JamesSuckling.com for almost 3 years. With a Master in Wine Management from the Burgundy Business School and a WSET diploma, Shuai oversees tasting the wines from South America. He is a journalist and currently resides in Hong Kong.