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Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2013 Wine Review

Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2013

Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2013

Casablanca Valley, Chile

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $22.00

Drink: 2016-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Casas del Bosque

Agent: Azureau Wine Agency

Natalie's Score: 93/100

A rich, luxurious Chilean Pinot Noir with aromas of dark plum and spice. The 2013 vintage was the coldest one on record for the Casablanca region in 120 years. Contrary to what you might expect, the alcohol level in this wine is 14.7%, usually the result of a warm vintage. However, in cool vintages, Grant Phelps, the winemaker, waits for full physiological ripening in the grapes and as a result, grape sugars build with longer hang time and convert at higher levels of alcohol. That said, this wine has great freshness and there's not a hint of alcoholic warmth. Pair with grilled lamb.

Pinot Noir food pairings: truffle risotto, planked salmon.

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This Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2013 was reviewed on August 27, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

An elegant dry Pinot Noir with a pefumed nose of ripe cherries, earth and milk chocolate. The flavourful palate gives ripe red cherries, forest floor and spicy mocha.
Remember this one for your Thanksgiving turkey or roast goose.
Tasted Sept 2016
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

From a cold vintage, and vines between 12-17 years old. This Pinot shows a nice refinement, light to medium bodied, with notes of strawberry and cherry, with undertones of pepper and warm earth. There is also a slightly floral or perfumed note. On the palate, there is some nice, balanced acidity, light tannin, and a medium+ finish. Try this with mushroom dishes or charcuterie.

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