Medalla Real CS appointed as Best Value Cab
10-09-17
The Drinks Business chose the top ten value cabernet sauvignons available in the Hong Kong market, after the successful Asian Cabernet Masters competition held in March.

September, 2017.- Hong Kong, one of the most relevant Asian markets for wine, held earlier this year the Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters, a competition where all entries are judged solely by grape variety. Blind tasted and assessed by price bracket and stylistic difference (oaked or unoaked), the idea is to identify the best of cabernet sauvignon available in the local market.

This year, over 100 wines from the Old and New World were submitted and tasted by an expert panel, including a Master Sommelier, Hong Kong’s top wine buyers and educators. The results positioned Chile as one of the key producing countries: “Chile’s Maipo Valley excelled in the top-rated, best value Cabernet Sauvignon category, confirming its superiority among New World Cabernets. Alto Maipo, which encompasses Puente Alto and Pirque, delivered the most top-rated Chilean Cabernet examples”, reads an article published by thedrinksbusiness.com.

Moreover, the online site of The Drinks Business created a ranking of the top ten value cabernet sauvignon’s available in Hong Kong, were the Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 was the only Chilean wine to obtain a Gold Medal, marking its presence in the ranking.

“A stellar Cabernet Sauvignon from one of Chile’s biggest wineries, Santa Rita, the wine is a classic Chilean red that has aromas of dark fruits such as black cherries and blackberry. The palate is filled with spicy, peppery flavours with cassis, cherry and vainilla, followed by a medium length, lightly spiced finish”, was the judge’s comment on the Medalla Real.

The full list of Top Ten Best Value Cabs is:

1. Viña i Wines SpA Casa, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Chile, Silver
2. Morandé One to One Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Chile, Silver
3. Casarena Reservado Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Argentina, Silver
4. Viña Cousiño Macul Antiguas Reservas 2014, Chile, Silver
5. Australian Vintage Nepenthe Altitude Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Australia, Silver
6. Cakebread Cellars Bakestone Cellars North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, USA, Silver
7. Barkan Wine Cellars Ltd Altitude 720+ 2011, Israel, Silver
8. Concha Y Toro Marqués de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Chile, Silver
9. Bodega Vistalba Tomero Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Argentina, Gold
10. Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Chile, Gold