Errazuriz Las Pizarras Pinot Noir 2017


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“As with the Chardonnay, the 2017 Aconcagua Costa “Las Pizarras” Pinot Noir is also fresher and sharper than the 2016 I tasted next to it, despite the year being somewhat warmer. They used 20% full clusters for the fermentation in open tanks. The élevage was in 35% new French oak barrels and lasted some 14 months. This feels very young and fruit-driven, open, aromatic, exuberant and, in a way, less mineral than the 2016. Perhaps it’s only a matter of age, but this doesn’t seem to have the same level of complexity and depth. I see this more in line with 2015. 10,000 bottles were filled in May 2018. Drinking window: 2018-2024. 94 points

The quality of the wines from Errázuriz is very high, and they are extremely reliable—which is especially remarkable because they produce some six million bottles per year. 2017 seems to have produced even fresher whites, while 2016 seems to perfectly fit the style of freshness and elegance they took some years ago. They produce some of the best wines from Chile and surely one world-class white—the Chardonnay Las Pizarras, a true icon and sought-after wine that has been made in only four vintages. Bravo!”

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (239)