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

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T.H. Sauvignon Blanc (Leyda)

2016

Estimated Retail Price $24.99
SKU 918987
Country Chile
Region Leyda Valley
Type White
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Listing Specialty
Case Config. 6x750ml
Available In BC

Colour

Pale straw green.

Aroma

Tropical fruit aromas of passionfruit, guava and pink grapefruit dominate the nose. Subtle peach and lychee aromas come through on the finish.

Flavour

It is consistent and broad on the palate, with great volume and a sweet passionfruit aftertaste.

Food Pairing

Ideal with halibut or other fleshy seafoods.

More Info

The grapes were sourced from small plots within selected vineyards in the Leyda Valley, a well-known sub-region of San Antonio, 14 kilometres from the Pacific Ocean. Located to the west of the coastal mountain range, Leyda Valley soils developed directly from the granitic rock on the coastal batholith formed 200 million years ago. The subsoil in this plot is quite particular as it is sedimentary and chalky, which is uncommon in the coastal area. The calcareous components of the subsoil provide an extra dimension to the wine. T.H. stands for Terroir Hunter. This T. H. venture will result in limited and dynamic releases of compelling wines from appellations which truly represent Chilean diversity, regional differences and innovation. These wines diverge from the trend towards standardization in the global viticulture, featuring freshness, character and purity rather than over-ripening and the increasingly common "big taste" of oak and alcohol.

97 pts

Decanter World Wine Awards 2018

2016 -

Platinum Medal  "Expressive fennel, green pepper, lemon and ripe mandarin. Pure and flinty palate with focused, polished fruit. Finish is lingering and moreish."

95 pts

Descorchados 2018

2016 -

93 pts

Tim Atkin MW, Chile Special Report 2018

2016 -

 

James Suckling, Mar/2018

2016 -

"The pink grapefruit character makes this stand out from the crowd of Chilean sauvignon blanc. If this was a bit crisper and/or more elegant, then it would rate higher. Drink now. Screw cap."

 

International Wine Challenge 2018

2016 -

Bronze Medal "Full flavoured with good balance. Green apple and textured mouthfeel."

93 pts

Wine & Spirits Magazine, Jun/2017

2015 -

"Rafael Urrejola works with a parcel at the Lomas de Leyda estate, where sauvignon blanc grows on a thin layer of clay over chalk. He ages a portion of the wine in older oak barrels, adding richness to the texture without diminishing the bold flavors of pineapple, lemon and green fig. A little reduced for now, with a touch of sweatiness in the green scallion edge, this is luscious and delicious, especially if decanted for a rich seafood stew."

90 pts

Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, Apr/2017

2015 -

"The 2015 TH Sauvignon Blanc Leyda is produced with grapes from limestone soils, a rarity, as most of the soils are granite-based. It was cold fermented in stainless steel vats with selected yeasts and kept in contact with the lees for six months before bottling. The clone used here (with more acidity, less topical and slow ripening) from the limestone-rich soils is diminished by the imprint from the soil. There are notes of gooseberries and spices, and the palate shows the chalky texture from the soils. This is young but very drinkable. I also tasted the 2007, the first vintage bottled, now ten years after the harvest, and the wine has developed complexity and evolved slowly, so there's no reason why the current wines should not age at least ten years. 25,345 bottles produced."

89 pts

Wine Enthusiast, Jun/2017

2015 -

"This Leyda SB opens with textbook cool-climate aromas of snap pea, passion fruit and lime. A tangy pointy acidic palate deals the usual Leyda flavor suspects: citrus, bell pepper and jalapeño. This is consistent on the finish, but short."

90 pts

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Dec/2015

2013 -

"The 2013 TH Sauvignon Blanc Leyda, where the soils are like a sandwich of 80 centimeters of red clay and a layer of chalk with marine fossils and granite underneath, is expressive and showy. It's a slope with 6,000 plants per hectare. The wine is quite aromatic with a strong herbal side, notes of gooseberries and fennel, and perhaps a faint tropical hint. Part of the grapes are fermented in large used barrels to try to contain acidity. Don't get me wrong, this is not a creamy Sauvignon and it's not sweet; its dry and sharp, with good balance, in fact."

90 pts

Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Dec/2015

2013 -

"The 2013 TH Sauvignon Blanc Leyda, where the soils are like a sandwich of 80 centimeters of red clay and a layer of chalk with marine fossils and granite underneath, is expressive and showy. It's a slope with 6,000 plants per hectare. The wine is quite aromatic with a strong herbal side, notes of gooseberries and fennel, and perhaps a faint tropical hint. Part of the grapes are fermented in large used barrels to try to contain acidity. Don't get me wrong, this is not a creamy Sauvignon and it's not sweet; its dry and sharp, with good balance, in fact."