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Tarapacá Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Wine Review

Tarapacá Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Tarapacá Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Leyda Valley D.O., Chile

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 6

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Drink: 2018-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Tarapacá

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

More Vintages: 2013 

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Pricing & Stock Information

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Reviews and Ratings

Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

I love this Sauv Blanc style! Made from 100% Sauv Blanc grapes grown in Chile's Leyda Valley, which has a Mediterranean climate and benefits from cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean. Highly fragrant with white grapefruit, herbal, mandarin orange, gooseberry and orange blossom aromas. The palate gives mandarin and grapefruit notes balanced by lively acidity, with fine lingering finish. Enjoy pairing this with scallops, shrimp or white fish.
Tasted Oct. 2018 with the winemaker.
Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Sometimes I smell a white wine and know that it will pair well with fried appetizers as it shares, in my opinion, some of the aromatic compounds found in fried tempura. This Chilean Sauvignon Blanc from the Leyda Valley has this quality. It also has beautiful aromas of cantaloupe, grapefruit, lychee, orange-blossom, as well as mineral and herbal notes. On the palate, it is medium bodied with crisp and fresh lemon and mineral flavours. Lovely Sauvignon Blanc!

Wine-Food Pairing: Salty fried seafood appetizers. Tempura fried asparagus. Fish and chips. Pan-seared fish with chives. Cobb salad.
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Gorgeous palate and aromatics. Fresh, zippy and ready to enjoy. Tasted gooseberry, lime zest persistence on a long finish. Huge mouthwatering food friendly acidity. Balanced with complex mineral notes. Paired well with fish ceviche. Tasted 2017 vintage, vinified from Leyda valley fruit. 91 points. #goodvalue
Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Love this! From Chile’s coastal Mediterranean climate in the Leyda Valley. A pale lemon colour with a delicate light green glistening reflection. On the nose an abundant bouquet with pink grapefruit, starfruit, green apple and softly dried clover. Flavours awaken in the palate echoing many of the delicate e aromatics with pomelo citrus, kiwi skins and crisp mouthwatering refined minerality. Acidity is high, accompanied with a medium body and finish. This was an intrinsic pairing with an herbed ceviche served at the winemakers tasting. Will also accompany any shellfish perfectly. Lovely! 91 points - tasted October 23, 2018
Christian Marcoux rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2017, from Tarapaca Gran Reserva Vineyards, in Chile, was harvested in three different locations: 90% in the Casablanca Valley, 5% in the Elqui Valley and 5% in the Leyda Valley. A mix of grapes from different vineyards produced a beautiful bouquet of grapefruit, lemon, green bell pepper and saline. This pungent wine is light bodied with a fresh but elaborate finish. Grapefruit, lemon zest, green melon, fresh cut grass and salt flavors will allow this wine many food pairing options or it can be drunk on its own. Enjoy. Tasted at the Chateau Laurier in October 2018; Winemakers from Vina San Pedro’s properties, Tarapaca Gran Reserva Vineyards.
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A fabulous big-bodied Sauvignon Blanc! Fruity, zesty and fresh; lime, gooseberry, stone fruit, green and herbal aromas and flavours. Hand-harvested grapes, cool fermentation and extended time in lees contact. Pair with any kind of fish or seafood. Oct 2018

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