Blind Spot Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2016, Yarra Valley, Australia (£10.95 The Wine Society) Pale and gentle, with a herbal-scented rose hip character alongside the fresh and lightly cooked strawberry flavours, fresh but persistent, could happily take a light chill on a summer day. S- Santa Rita ‘National Gallery’ Pinot […]

Two affordable Pinot Noirs from Chile & Australia

Errázuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Aconcagua Valley, Chile (£14.75 Waitrose, Vino Wines, Hailsham Cellars, Partridges, Village Wines) Rounded and full but with a herbal freshness, this packs in plump, plummy berry and cassis flavours with a hint of eartniness and a touch of smoky oak, yet manages somehow to […]

Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia & Chile

Errázuriz Estate Pinot Noir 2014, Aconcagua Costa, Chile (£10.25 Majestic) I like the gentle plummy red berry flavours, and the lush texture, but – like many Chilean wines – the pleasure is dampened by reduction, which leaves a slightly hard finish. Does improve slightly with time, but could have been […]

Two Pinot Noirs from Chile’s Viña Errázuriz

Find myself enjoying Errázuriz whites more than the reds at the moment… Errázuriz Aconcagua Costa Chardonnay 2013, Chile (£16.15 Noel Young, Stone Vine & Sun, Hailsham Cellars, Kingsgate Wines, North & South Wines, The Wine Reserve, DeFINE, Beaconsfield Wine Cellars, Whalley Wine Shop, Dike & Sons, Peake Wine Associates, Village […]

Errázuriz Aconcagua Costa Chardonnay 2013, Chile

Another of the catch-up-on-tasting-notes posts (see intro HERE if that doesn’t make sense) Casa Silva Cool Coast Pinot Noir 2012, Paredones, Chile (£15.95 Avery’s, WoodWinters, Fullers Brewery, Vesuvio, Stainton Wines, The Wine Tasting Company, Roberts & Speight, Peter Graham Wines, Portland Wine Company, Duncan Murray Wines) I tasted this around this […]

Three Pinot Noirs plus a close relative