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Jancis Robinson gives Viu Manent excellent scores!

February 2015

Our Viu Manent wines received outstanding scores by the British wine critic Jancis Robinson in her February Chilean review.

  • Our Single Vineyard Malbec 2013 was rated with the second best score from all the wines tasted! 17/20 Points
  • Our wine Punta del Viento was highlighted with a special mention: “An entertaining wine (I don’t think I have ever written that before)”. 16,5/20 Points


Viu Manent, San Carlos Single Vineyard Malbec 2013 Colchagua

17 points

From the century-old San Carlos vineyard, aged for 16 months in French oak. 

Dark purple. Very rich nose from the Chilean Malbec specialists. There is huge concentration here. And marked acidity but this is counterbalanced by the intricacy and concentration of the fruit. This wine seems underpriced to me if it really is a recommended retail price. This is history in a bottle. Complex but not too heavy.

Viu Manent, ViBo Punta del Viento 2013 Colchagua

16.5 points

El Olivar Vineyard, 71% Grenache, 16% Mourvèdre, 13% Syrah. 

Healthy crimson. Rich, well-integrated nose. Quite racy structure and dry, savoury finish even if the palate entry is pretty sweet. An entertaining wine (I don’t think I have ever written that before.)

About Jancis Robinson:

Jancis is a prestigious Wine Critic journalist and editor of wine literature. She currently writes a weekly column for the Financial Times, and writes for her website She also provides advice for the wine cellar of Queen Elizabeth II

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