The remarkable Talinay Vineyard Chardonnay from Tabali, Limari, Chile

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A few years ago I visited a remarkable coastal vineyard in Limari, Chile, with active limestone soils. It was Tabali’s Talinay vineyard, and it’s turning out some seriously impressive Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

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I’m impressed with this 2012 Chardonnay. It’s really thought-provoking, with lots of textural detail on the palate.

Tabali Talinay Chardonnay Coastal Limestone Vineyard 2012 Limari Valley, Chile
13.5% alcohol. Refined nose of herbs, nuts, wax and taut pear and citrus fruit. The palate is complex and mineral with a distinctive savoury, nutty edge to the tangerine and white peach fruit. Very detailed and fine-grained with structure and crystalline acidity, as well as hints of hazelnut and marzipan. 93/100 (£15.99 Virgin Wines)

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