VIÑA MANCURA RECEIVES EXCELLENT SCORES IN JAMES SUCKLING'S REPORT
In the context of the Chilean wine report, Zekun Shuai, senior editor of the specialized media outlet JamesSuckling.com, awarded important scores to 3 wines from Viña Mancura: Guardián Carignan 2019, Mito Carmenère 2019 and Mito Cabernet Sauvignon 2018.
Mancura is a vineyard that stands out for seeking to preserve Chile’s wine heritage, and pays tribute to the roots, traditions, and origins of our country. Following the legend of Mancura, a mythological character from the Andes Mountain, the vineyard is concerned with producing high quality wines at an affordable price, which reflect our country and its nature.
Zekun Shuai, editor of the team of international critic James Suckling, who oversees tasting the region’s wines, highlighted Viña Mancura, giving excellent scores to 3 of its varieties. Guardian Reserva Carignan 2019 was highlighted for its “red and blue fruit with some chestnut, blue flowers and hints of slate and tobacco. A very bright, juicy, and transparent carignan with an elegant and succulent mid-palate, full of crushed blueberries. Long, slightly creamy finish. Firm and mouthwatering.” This wine obtained outstanding 91 points.
Likewise, Shuai awarded 90 points to Mito Gran Reserva Cabernet Savignon 2018 and highlighted its “black cherries, currants, and dried herbs, as well as touches of roasted red pepper and olives. Creamy, tight tannins on the palate full-bodied with soft, crushed dark berries.”
For its part, Mito Gran Reserva Carmenère 2019 also obtained 90 points from the critic and in its tasting note it was mentioned for its “Black spices and a leafy note to the blackberries and herbs. Juicy and bright with ripe, fine-grained tannins coating the dark fruit. Just tails off slightly at the end.”
With these excellent scores, Mancura continues to position itself as a vineyard with wines that reflect our country and its nature. Young, expressive, and high-quality wines.
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.