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Medal Royal

Medal Royal
2018 Late Harvest with Natural Botrytis, Muscat, Curico Valley

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Late Harvest

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 6%%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$17
Best Buy
Cellar Selection

Medal Royal
2018 Late Harvest with Natural Botrytis, Muscat, Curico Valley

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Late Harvest

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 6%%
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of honey, caramel, rum-soaked apricot, candied pineapple, and suede with a round, tangy, very sweet medium-to-full body and a subtle, long finish imparting shades of honey-roasted macadamia nuts, brown butter, allspice, and salted pecans. A divine, Sauternes-esque Late Harvest wine that delights the senses.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: honey, caramel, rum-soaked apricot, candied pineapple, and suede
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of honey-roasted macadamia nuts, brown butter, allspice, and salted pecans
Sweetness Sweetness: Very Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A divine, Sauternes-esque late harvest wine that delights the senses.

The Producer

Viña Echeverria Ltda.

The Producer
El Trovador 4280 of 802 Las Condes
Santiago, RM 7550075
Chile
56 -223425358

Their Portfolio

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86 Echeverria 2017 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $12.90.
87 Echeverria 2016 Reserva, Carmenère, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $12.90.
87 Echeverria 2017 Reserva, Carmenère, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $12.90.
86 Echeverria 2017 Reserva, Syrah, Central Valley 13.5% (Chile) $12.90.
85 Echeverria 2016 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $16.00.
87 Echeverria 2016 Gran Reserva, Merlot, Maipo Valley 14% (Chile) $16.00.
90 Echeverria 2016 Gran Reserva, Carmenère, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $15.00.
86 Echeverria 2017 Gran Reserva, Pinot Noir, Casablanca Valley 13.5% (Chile) $16.00.
91 Echeverria 2016 Gran Reserva, Syrah, Maipo Valley 14.5% (Chile) $16.00.
93 Echeverria 2016 Family Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $25.00.
88 Echeverria 2014 Limited Edition, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley 14% (Chile) $30.00.
90 Echeverria 2014 Founder’s Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley 14.5% (Chile) $50.00.
85 Echeverria 2017 Frizzante, Moscato, Curico Valley 9.5% (Chile) $17.00.
92 Echeverria 2016 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $20.00.
93 Echeverria 2014 Limited Edition, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley 14% (Chile) $40.00.
BR Echeverria 2020 Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Echeverria 2020 Unwooded Reserva, Chardonnay, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Echeverria 2019 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $15.00.
89 Echeverria 2019 Reserva, Carmenère, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $15.00.
90 Echeverria 2018 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $19.00.
88 Echeverria 2019 Gran Reserva, Syrah, Rapel Valley 14% (Chile) $19.00.
90 Echeverria 2016 Limited Edition, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley 14% (Chile) $29.00.
91 Echeverria 2015 Founder’s Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley 14.5% (Chile) $50.00.
94 Medal Royal 2018 Late Harvest with Natural Botrytis, Muscat, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $17.00.
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89 Quasar 2017 Reserva, Merlot, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $14.00.
92 Quasar 2016 Gran Reserva, Carmenère, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $20.00.
86 Quasar 2016 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $20.00.
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86 Quasar 2016 Limited Edition, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $25.00.
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90 Quasar 2016 Limited Edition, Syrah, Maipo Valley 14.5% (Chile) $25.00.
92 Quasar 2014 Perfecto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley 14% (Chile) $40.00.
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86 Quasar 2017 Late Harvest Limited Edition, Sauvignon Blanc, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $20.00.
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92 Quasar 2016 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $20.00.
92 Quasar 2016 Limited Edition, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $30.00.
88 Quasar 2019 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $15.00.
92 Quasar 2018 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $20.00.
88 Quasar 2017 Limited Edition, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $28.00.
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91 Quasar 2016 Perfecto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley 14% (Chile) $50.00.
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86 Roger 1930 2014 Founder’s Selection Icon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $120.00.
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85 Sanhattan 2017 City Special, Merlot, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $25.00.

Late Harvest

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Serve in a Copita
Late harvest refers to a sweet dessert wine produced from grapes picked at a later date than normal, anywhere from a week to several months. While this can refer to any type of wine, it is generally used to describe white wines such as Riesling or Gewurztraminer that are harvested late to acquire extra natural sugar, resulting in a sweeter wine. These sweeter wines are often golden or deep yellow in color with flavors of honey, caramel and ripe apricot; these are to be served with desserts such as almond or pear tart or with foie gras or blue cheeses.