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Casas del Bosque Pequenas Producciones Pinot Noir 2017


Synopsis, Our Opinion: An elegant Chilean Pinot Noir that was a FANTASTIC value.

Producer/Winery: Casas del Bosque; Casablanca, Chile.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Casablanca Valley, Chile.

Vintage: 2018

Price: 17,000 Chilean Pesos, about $19.90 (plus the $25 Queen Victoria corking fee)

Purchased From: Casas del Bosque Winery; Casablanca, Chile.

Paired With: Chicken cordon bleu with mushroom sauce.

Tasting:

    Note: We purchased this wine at the Casas del Bosque Winery while on a round South America cruise on Cunard’s Queen Victoria. Cunard lets you bring wine aboard, but if it’s consumed in the dining room there is a $25 corking fee. We find this to be an excellent wine policy and continue to travel on Cunard’s ships because of it.

    Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, light ruby red color with the same color rim. Prominent earth, barnyard, juicy ripe cherry and a lesser amount of raspberry aromas. Smooth, medium body with a 150-grit texture. Gobs of tart cherry, plum and dusty soft mineral flavors with just a hint of cinnamon. Wonderfully balanced bright acidity, just a touch of ripe tannins and a very long bitter and unusual fine mineral finish. WOW, this was GREAT Chilean Pinot Noir…yes it was clearly new world, but it had more Burgundian brilliance with every sip. Perfect with the mushroom sauce and chicken cordon bleu and a delight sipping without food. We really liked it and called it an elegant Chilean Pinot Noir that was a FANTASTIC value.

Casas del Bosque vineyard in the Chilean Casablanca Valley
Photo from TastedOnline.com.

Comments: Learn more about Casas del Bosque and their wines.

See our reviews of other Casas del Bosque wines.

Alcohol Content: 14.5%

Closure: 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 809531 600757

Imported by: Not applicable.