Maipo Valley, Colchagua, Leyda, Maule, San Antonio, Chile

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T.H. Pinot Noir (Leyda)

2014/2015/2016

Estimated Retail Price $28.99
SKU 759589
Country Chile
Region San Antonio Valley
Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Listing Speculative
Case Config. 6x750ml
Available In BC AB

Colour

Dark, cherry red.

Aroma

The nose is complex and delicate, revealing aromas of fresh cherries and red plums, together with notes of smoke and spice.

Flavour

Fresh and elegant, with searing, vertical acidity and is notable for its famed mid-palate. Well-balanced with long finish.

Food Pairing

Pair with classically prepared Spring lamb, mushroom risotto or roasted turkey.

More Info

T.H. stands for Terroir Hunter. The grapes were sourced from a selected 2.97-hectare plot in the Leyda appellation, the well-known southern sub-region of San Antonio, 14 kilometres from the Pacific Ocean. Cooled by the South Pacific breezes and coastal summer fog that often lasts until mid day, the Leyda Valley climate extends the growing season, as its average summer maximum temperatures rarely exceed 25C, ensuring slow ripening and the development of intense, fresh flavours and aromas. Located to the west of the coastal mountain range, the soils of the Leyda Valley developed directly from the granite rock on the coastal batholith formed 200 million years ago during the Jurassic period.

94 pts

Tim Atkin MW, Chile Special Report 2018

2015 -

91 pts

Descorchados 2018

2015 -

90 pts

James Suckling, Mar/2018

2015 -

"A juicy and firm pinot with some dried strawberry, lemon and light sandalwood character. Medium body. Fresh finish. Drink now. Screw cap."

 

International Wine Challenge 2018

2015 -

Bronze Medal "Brisk acidity and structure. Attractive palate with strawberry and floral flavours."

91 pts

Wine Enthusiast, Mar/2018

2014 -

"A dark color and leathery, spicy, musky aromas lead to a medium to full palate with boldness and balance. Spiced cherry and black-plum flavors are lasting on a finish in which moderately complex fruit and spice flavors fade away with grace."

93 pts

Tim Atkin MW, Chile Special Report 2017

2013 -

90+ pts

Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, Apr/2017

2013 -

“The 2013 T.H. Pinot Noir Leyda was produced with fruit from a 2.97-hectare plot of vines planted 14 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean on clay and granite soils. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel and matured in French barriques (12% of them new) for ten months. Some whole clusters were used (as they’ve done since 2010) in trying to look for some more complexity, a wine marked by the granite and the sun (the light) from Leyda. There are notes of ripe red berries and a spicy touch. The palate is medium-bodied, with ripe flavors but a more austere texture, approachable and tasty. 31,200 bottles produced.”

92 pts

James Suckling, May/2016

2013 -

"A pinot with dried berry and smoky undertones. Medium body, silky tannins and a dried citrus fruit undertone too. Drink or hold."

92 pts

Decanter Magazine, Sept/2016

2013 -

"Malty, tamed tertiary aromas: leather, earth and tar. Contained palate rich in spice, herbs and wild red fruit. Fresh and complex in an old-school style."

 

Decanter Magazine, Oct/2016

2013 -

"Among the best Chilean Pinot Noir"