An impressive Chilean Pinot Noir

After posting on a delicious flight of Chilean Pinot Noirs at the International Wine Challenge this week, I was really pleased to find this gem. It’s a beautifully supple, quite elegant expression of Pinot Noir from Chile’s Bio Bio region. It’s not perfect: there’s some savoury/oaky character obscuring the fruit a bit, but it’s delicious and very keenly priced.

Corriente del Bio Pinot Noir 2009 Bio Bio Valley, Chile
14% alcohol. Nicely aromatic with a subtle minty/ginger edge to the beautiful smooth, pure, dark cherry fruit. The palate is rounded and elegant with supple, sappy fruit and also a bit of spiciness, as well as a hint of savoury earthiness. Very smooth and quite elegant. 89/100 (£6.99 Marks & Spencer)

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