|2013||87-90||NYR||Cool vintage delivering fresh, well-structured wines with good balance in terms of concentration and flavor|
|2012||91||Drink or hold||Warm summer weather resulted in an early harvest, with clean, disease-free fruit and yields 15 percent above average; late-ripening Carmenère performed well|
|2011||90||Drink or hold||Markedly cool and cloudy, with low yields leading to a harvest of clean fruit; early releases show fresh, elegant profiles|
|2010||89||Drink or hold||A cool spring led to lower yields and delayed ripening for Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère, while early-ripening varieties in coastal areas excelled, with lots of bright acidity and elegant fruit flavors|
|2009||88||Drink or hold||Another warm, very dry growing season, though yields slightly higher than previous years; inland valleys more variable than cooler coastal spots. Whites are ripe and forward; tannin management key for reds|
|2008||89||Drink or hold||Long, very dry growing season resulted in reduced yields but greater concentration. Similar in style to 2003; achieving balance with sometimes rugged structures was key|
|2007||92||Drink or hold||Cooler temperatures through the growing season resulted in a late harvest and reduced yields. Reds show supple textures and excellent length|
|2006||91||Drink||Very consistent through all valleys. Late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère excellent; less concentrated and structured than 2005|
|2005||93||Drink||Long, moderate growing season consistent through all valleys. Reds show lots of ripe, soft tannins; Cabernet Sauvignon excelled|
|2004||88||Drink||Cool start to growing season with warm finish, then harvest split by rains: Carmenère suffered while later-ripening Cabernet strong; whites harvested in excellent shape|
|2003||91||Drink||Cool start followed by a long season of warm days and cool nights; wines show power and structure from all major valleys|
|2002||88||Drink||Split vintage: North (Aconcagua, Casablanca and Maipo) produced excellent wines, while harvesttime rains in the South (Curicó and Maule) caused problems; Rapel caught in the middle|
|2001||92||Drink||Dry, hot summer and low yields produced many solid wines; Aconcagua, Maipo and Rapel excelled|
|2000||87||Drink||Cool growing season, with a large crop. Best wines have balance and forward fruit, but controlling yields was key|
|1999||91||Past peak||Drought conditions produced small crop of ripe, concentrated reds with big tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon from Maipo and Rapel is superb|
|1998||78||Past peak||Harvest hit hard by El Niño rains; few successes|
|1997||88||Drink||A drought year that provided dense, brawny reds; concentrated, but lacks polish of '99|
Note: Most Chilean white wines should be drunk on release.
A score range indicates preliminary analysis based on barrel samples and/or a limited sampling; many wines of the vintage not yet reviewed.
Vintage ratings: 95-100, classic; 90-94, outstanding; 85-89, very good; 80-84, good; 75-79, mediocre; 50-74, not recommended
Drinkability: "NYR" means the vintage has not yet been released; "drink" means most of the wines of the vintage are ready to drink; "hold" means most of the ageworthy wines have yet to fully mature; "past peak" means most of the wines are declining rather than improving.
SOURCE: WINE SPECTATOR