Errazuriz Las Pizarras Chardonnay 2014

Aconcagua Valley
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£42.95 per bottle
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96 Points - James Suckling


This is tight and dense with gun powder, slate, sliced apple, white pineapple and a hint of pie crust. Full body, gorgeous texture and length. It's so complex and firm. Needs at least five years to come out, but great potential.

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96 Points - James Suckling

This is tight and dense with gun powder, slate, sliced apple, white pineapple and a hint of pie crust. Full body, gorgeous texture and length. It's so complex and firm. Needs at least five years to come out, but great potential.

95 Points - Luis Gutierrez (erobertparker.com)

The profile is austere and there is nothing tropical; there's not a lot of fruit and in fact, there are more aromas of nuts, spices and definitively something earthy, mineral, marine -- almost saline -- with a low pH, marked acidity and restrained alcohol. The palate is terribly tasty and very dry; it really makes you salivate in a way that made me think of a Chablis (and oysters!). Groundbreaking marine and slate Chardonnay, bravo! I'd love to see this wine in ten years.

James Suckling on Jul 1st, 2015

Producer

Chilean producer, Errázuriz has teamed up with Louis-Michel Liger-Belair, from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair in Burgundy’s Vosne-Romanée, who has been consultant winemaker for the new Pinot Noir, while the same region’s highly respected geologist, Françoise Vannier-Petit, has been brought in to create a detailed map of the Chilean estate’s soils. They have produced the first Chilean Grand Cru quality Burgundy, which have received huge scores and everyone is itching to get their fingers on some...

Just 280 cases of Las Pizarras Chardonnay have been produced from its inaugural 2014 vintage. The Pizarras Chardonnay was whole-bunch pressed, and fermented in a French oak barrels and small stainless steel tanks using native yeasts. 60% of the blend underwent malo-lactic fermentation and the wine has spent 14 months in 20% new French oak, with the rest aged in 1 year-old and three year-old French oak barrels. The first release of Las Pizarras Pinot Noir comprises 300 cases from the 2014 vintage. Las Pizarras was made in open-top fermenters, incorporating 20% whole clusters of Pinot Noir, using native yeasts. The wine was aged in French oak for 14 months, 50% of which was new. Although the quantity of new French oak might seem high, Louis-Michel Liger-Belaire suggested that amount, and he was right – it is very well integrated.

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