Volcanes De Chile Tectonia Pinot Noir 2012, Bío Bío Valley

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
Chile

$17.95 (389676)

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December 06, 2014

Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Fresh, ethereal with lovely peppery and light floral notes. Very elegant with a great deal of finesse for the price....

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

For its Tectonia series Volcanes invites guest winemakers to focus on their specialties. This is from the southern,...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

All wood aged, of which 15% new. From very fine-grained soils derived from volcanic material, deposited by the...

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Community Reviews (2)

Barry McLarnon
Barry McLarnon

An unusually rich, spohisticated and savoury pinot at this price point. I'm no pro, but in a blind tasting I would likely peg this one as being from the South Island of New Zealand. Hope we see more from this up-and-coming region of Chile at the LCBO!

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Steven Elder
Steven Elder

Medium ruby in colour; attractive. Bright red fruit on the nose -- cranberries. Med bodied with good structure, and a long spicy finish. A bit hot (you notice the 14% alcohol). Flavours are in the PN range with small berries and a bit of earth, but I would have liked stronger variatel character. Clearly well made, and I agree with JS that it could benefit from a bit of time in the cellar; not too long, as I'd worry about the alcohol overwhelming the freshness. Interesting, and worth a try but I'm not rushing out to buy more.

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