Undurraga made a stellar T.H 2019 Carignan from the Maule Valley which I rated a 93 so with anticipation we try their T.H. 2019 Pinot Noir from the Malleco Valley. It was aged 10 months in concrete eggs and neutral French oak barrels. Having tasted too few Chilean Pinot Noirs they tend to have very big profiles. Grown in red clayed and decomposed volcanic soils.
AROMATICS: You wont encounter delicate Pinot Noir aromas in this wine. There is a crescendo of ripe raspberries, black cherries and milk chocolate. Big and forceful.
PALATE: Quiet tannins. Clash of noisy black cherry and cherry nectar cymbals in happy harmony. Somewhat silky and somewhat grippy finish.
PERSONALITY: I am assertive but in no way aggressive.
FOOD MATCH: Quack. Quack.
CELLARBILITY: Expect a slight improvement over the next two years. Consume by the end of 2026.
IN A NUTSHELL: Full throttle Chilean Pinot Noir.
PRICE: $30.95 (Ontario).
RKS 2023 Wine Rating: 92/100.
(Undurraga 2019 Terroir Hunter Pinot Noir, D.O. Vallée de Malleco, Viña Undurraga, Talagante, Chile, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 26105, 750 mL, 13.5%).