Chilean Cabernet triumphs in Cabernet Masters 2016

Chile's Cabernet Sauvignon took home the lion's share of the awards at The Drinks Business magazine's Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2016.

Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon triumphed in the Drinks Business Masters competition last week, taking home almost half of the medals awarded in the international tasting. Out of the 109 medals awarded, Chile scored 45 and was the leading country producer of Cabernet Sauvignon by far.

In total Chilean wineries took 1 Master Trophy, 6 Gold Trophies, 15 Silver Trophies and 23 Bronze Trophies for single variety Cabernet Sauvignon from wine valleys around the country including Maipo, Cachapoal, Colchagua, Maule and Curico. The highest accolade of the competition, the Master Trophy, went to Santa Rita's Casa Real.

All the wines were tasted blind, without knowing the producer or country of origin, by a panel of five Masters of Wine and one Master Sommelier: Patrick Schmitt MW, David Round MW, Keith Isaacs MW, Richard Bampfield MW, Patricia Stefanowicz MW and Clement Robert MS.

Other countries who also competed in the competition included New World producers in the US, South Africa, Argentina and Australia, and some Old World Cabernets from Italy, France and Spain.

To get the full results click here!

By Amanda Barnes