Errazuriz Pinot Noir 2018

The first of four red wines from the Christmas Wine Tasting at the Lion and Lamb. This Pinot Noir is from the Errauriz Estate in Chile. Set up back in 1870 this vineyard was the first to introduce French Grape varieties to the area. Given the number of excellent Chilean Malbecs I have enjoyed I feel I owe this winery a big thank you.

I think this might be the first Chilean Pinot Noir that I’ve tried. It’s certainly not a grape I usually associate with Chile. Now I do because I enjoyed it. This is one of Erraziriz’ Estate wine which are their entry level wines. Live to know what the Reserve wines are like.

It had a medium intense scent of creamy vanilla with red fruit underneath. Apparently this had been lightly Oaked and I assume in American oak from the flavour.

A dry wine with low tannins and medium acidity. A light plus body and a really good finish. It tastes of sharp fresh red berries and that delicious vanilla from the oak.

Name: Errazuriz Pinot Noir
Colour: Red
Year: 2018
Grapes Pinot Noir
Winery: Errazuriz Vineyard
Country: Chile
Region: Aconcagua Valley
Quality Classification: Non applicable
Alcohol: 13.5%
Price: £9.99

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