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2017 Errazuriz Las Pizarras Chardonnay - 750 ml

98
RP
750 ml - $79.99
Product ID: 86077-750-AS
Availability: Available Soon
Vintage: 2017
Format: 750 ml
Color: White
Country: Chile
Producer: Errazuriz
Rating: 98 RP
Region: Chile
Type of Wine: Chile White
Varietal: Chardonnay

Description: ...really fascinating, and it's even sharper, more restrained and with higher acidity than the 2016 that I tasted next to it. Winemaker Francisco "Pancho" Baettig is really pushing the wine to the limits—harvesting early and with more concentration and structure achieved through lower yields, which provides depth and complexity... It has Chablis-like definition, austerity and crispness; it's pure, mineral, long, precise like a laser cut, symmetric and chiseled. Even if it's sharp and citrusy, the palate has more volume and depth, and some nutty notes appear after some time. It's more like a Meursault than a Chablis this time, with great length, and I couldn't help but think of the whites from Jean-Marc Roulot when tasting this. It's a monumental mineral white, with the coastal freshness and the slate tastiness. This is hands down the best vintage of Las Pizarras and the best Chardonnay I've ever tasted from Chile. It's amazing how this wine has developed in only four vintages. As an American friend of mine would say, it's awesome beyond belief!...

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