2009 Terra Andina Reserva (D.O.Valle Central, Chile)

My first experience of Chilean pinot noir was not particularly inspiring. The 2009 Terra Andina Reserva was interesting and serviceable as an accompaniment to a good ripe brie. I will, however, keep an open mind about Chilean pinot noir and hope to try many more in the future. With such a diverse geography and climate I am sure that an appropriate terroir from growing good pinot noir must exist in Chile.

This wine had a dominate raspberry character which was pleasant but unfortunately the texture and structure of the wine was clumsy.  While there was some good flavour and sweet fruit in the opening and middle palate, it fell away and was a little short.  It finished with a hint of slate and stewed fruit.





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