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Terranoble, Las Dichas Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2019 (1x75cl)
Region: Casablanca Valley
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Bottle Size: 75cl
Product Code: CHAC0025B19S
Your price: £13.46
Awarded 95 points and Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their October 2021 edition panel test of Chilean Pinot Noirs (see blue link below for the review).
Terranoble, Las Dichas Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2019 - October 2021 Decanter review
See our wider article about the review and the wines, especially this one.
Exel note after tasting a rare-and-advance sample bottle, 7th Sep 2021: this is a fine Chilean Pinot Noir, and it is hard to disagree with the tasting notes of the Decanter panellists. The heady nose/bouquet is intriguing and well described - there is indeed a herbiness and star anise kick to/in its very aromatic nose full of red fruits. On the palate, structurally: tannins are soft, acidity is middling and oak is subtle (cellaring folk note - these broadly say that this is not a Pinot for long ageing). It's certainly excellent with food (tested with mushroom & chorizo risotto).
A key point of note is its density, especially for those expecting something quite 'New World', brooding, full and dark: this is definitely a lighter/softer/elegant/restrained Pinot - think ripe Mercurey or Cote de Beaune more than Central Otago. It is not a "wallop" of a Pinot (Oz Clarke talks of 'Cabernised', heavily-extracted Pinots - it is not one of those). We make this point as the Terranoble is quite different from the last 95-point Chilean Pinot we offered, being this one, which was an altogether denser and more profound specimen (and had a definite South Island, NZ feel to it).
Our view: yes, it probably (just about) makes its 95 points, but you need to be into lighter styles of Pinot to feel that.
Founded in 1993, TerraNoble has consistently produced high-quality wines that are a rich expression of the unique terroir of Chile. Driven by a passion for viticulture and dedicated to producing top-rated wines from premier appellations, the wines of TerraNoble represent the ultimate in varietal expression. The philosophy of TerraNoble is to produce modern, high-quality wines with an incredible precision of style, elegant flavors, and aromas that exemplify the unique characteristics of each varietal.
Located 22 km from the coast, TerraNoble has 64 hectares of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir planted in their Las Dichas vineyard in Casablanca which is mainly composed of sandy soil. There is also a bit of Pinot Blanc, Syrah and Tempranillo planted here, which goes towards their playful Disidente wines. The altitude ranges from 285 to 320 m.a.s.l.
100% Pinot Noir.
For more detail, see the blue link below for the excellent fiche technique/technical note from the winemakers themselves.
Terranoble, Las Dichas Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2019 - fiche technique
Bright ruby-red colour. Very fresh and mineral aroma, with notes of juicy and vibrant red fruits, sour cherries and Chilean myrtles. It shows a great Pinot Noir typicity with its notes of herbs and undergrowth. The wine feels refreshing, fruity and with tension, in addition to a perfect balance between its acidity and its tannins. It offers several layers of flavours and textures on the palate.