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2010 Cono Sur Vision Colchagua Valley, Chile 14% $15

Very floral and perfumed on the nose with nettles and pine needles adding layers of complexity. There’s moist earth and sweet fruit here as well. This totally smells like walking in a meadow after a rainfall. Soft on entry with good acidity, but enough richness to makes this feel a little flat. The mid-palate shows moderately rich dark berry fruit with some mineral accents, but lacks the complexity and excitement of the nose. The acids pop out quickly on the finish which is short and thin. 87pts

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  • Snooth User: EMark
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    Thank you, Greg. I'm sure I can find some of these at the local purveyor.

    Nov 15, 2011 at 3:10 PM


  • Unlike other Chilean Pinots I tasted (some of them claiming much higher status like Reserva, Special Selection etc.) this one stands out to advantage: strict in character, crisp and balanced in taste, and strangely no that nasty heavy sulphitic bouquet the Chilean mass-market wines are so notorious for

    Nov 16, 2011 at 12:55 AM


  • Snooth User: SAWI
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    I don't see South African Pinot? Hamilton Russel and Bouchard Finlayson!!

    Dec 06, 2011 at 4:45 AM


  • Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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    In what world are they considered cheap?

    Dec 06, 2011 at 8:43 AM


  • Snooth User: SAWI
    373015 9

    I missed that!!!

    Dec 06, 2011 at 9:33 AM


  • Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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    89065 213,384

    HA! You'll have to wait for $35-$50 International Pinots before I get around to them. Love the Hamilton Russel but have to admit to having never tasted the Bouchard Finlayson. I'll keep a watch out for it though. Thanks for the tip!

    Dec 06, 2011 at 9:58 AM


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