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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

2012 Cono Sur "Block 21" Pinot Noir

Block 21 is located at the highest point of the Campo Lindo Estate in the San Antonio Valley, in Chile. Direct maritime winds significantly cool the area and provoke one of the slowest ripening processes within this variety. In addition, red clay soils, intense sunlight and no springtime rains create a brilliantly colored grape of intense aromatic expression and impressive concentration.

On the nose this wine displays almost Tuscan-like cherry notes, with accents of dried rosemary and Provencal herb, and sweet tobacco.

The wine definitely shows more Pinot Noir typicity on the palate with beautiful cherry and cranberry notes, a silky and soft texture, and a tight and focused finish with clarity and good acidity. There is just a touch of that dried herb quality that crepes onto the palate from the nose, but it's not intrusive to the fruit and adds complexity. 87 points
 
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