Errazuriz Las Pizarras Pinot Noir 2018
Pinot Noir Chile
Average review score: 96,3
Parker : 96 Suckling : 99 Atkin : 95 Desorchados : 95
A magnificent Pinot Noir. Very pure, very elegant, yet full bodied with a balanced body and silky tannins.
First of all, the beautiful transparency of the wine magnifies and accompanies a floral nose embellished with a hint of red fruits and blood citrus fruits. The acidity of the wine gives precision to the placement of the aromas, like an orchestra where each instrument has a precise place on the olfactory scene. A more raw, earthy, rocky scent completes the scene.
On the palate, beautiful red fruits supported by the tannic structure and embellished by spices once again highlight the elegance and purity of the wine.
To taste with a game bird, a duck or a veal cutlet with morels.
Robert Parker : 96/100
There is a leap in quality in the Pinot Noir Aconcagua Costa "Las Pizarras" 2018, in what has been a cold year in the Aconcagua Costa, slightly drier and cooler than 2016. So I am not surprised that this cool-climate varietal performed well. The wine has great purity and transparency, it is very clean and expressive, with good complexity and aromas of blood orange and sour cherries, a note of iron and a touch of cinnamon. They used a few whole bunches in the fermentation, which seems to allow it to stay in the mouth longer; and the wine matured mainly in oak barrels of 300 and 500 liters. It has abundant and fine tannins, a balanced body and a juicy fruit and presents itself as a wine of pleasant texture, balanced and elegant, never heavy or ripe. The wine is much more elegant, and I think this is the best vintage so far of a wine that can now be the benchmark for the grape variety in Chile. 9,310 bottles and 60 magnums were filled in February 2019.
Luis Gutierrez - February 28, 2020
James Suckling : 99/100
Superb aromas of dried strawberries and fresh flowers, such as lavender. Full-bodied but very precise and concentrated. Impressive tannic structure, but refined and polished. Slightly chewed. Precise and refined finishes. The best pinot in Chile. Drink after 2022, but difficult to store.
James Suckling - March 10, 2020
Tim Atkin : 95/100
Pinot Noir Pizarras has not (yet) reached the same heights as Chardonnay, but it is quickly catching up with the aging of the vines. It's floral, racy and elegant, with some stony undertones, succulent summer berry fruit, a third of well-mastered new wood and a savory and spicy finish.
Desorchados : 96/100
This is already the fifth edition of Pinot Noir Las Pizarras and it is probably the best. It is a selection of four blocks, all rich in slate soils. The base is in the Salvador estate, a three hectare vineyard that faces south, a fresh orientation that matches the personality of this pinot. You can feel this freshness in your nose and mouth, transformed into bright red berries. But beware, this wine is not only that, it also has a strong earthy component in the middle of these fruits. Little by little, it gains in complexity, in layers of flavors. A pinot that has a lot to do to show its place, but that has already come a long way on this path
Patricia Tapia - January 2020