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Tarapaca Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Wine Review

Tarapaca Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Tarapaca Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2017


Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 7

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Drink: 2018-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Tarapaca

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

More Vintages: 2019  2012 

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • AGLC
  • 756573
  • $13.00

Reviews and Ratings

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

A 100% Sauvignon Blanc, made from grapes grown in Chile's Maipo Valley. Grapes here
grow in volcanic soil and benefit from the Humboldt Current effect, with cool breezes enhancing the natural fruit character and acidity.
Shows fresh, clean aromas of pineapple, white peach, citrus and grassy notes. The crisp palate develops from initial herbal flavours, then blossoms into more tropical fruit flavours on finish. A great wine to pair with shellfish.
Tasted Oct. 2018 with the winemaker.
Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This Chilean Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of peach, lychee, grilled pineapple, freshly mowed grass, and mineral notes. It is medium bodied and crisp on the palate with lemon flavours followed by orchard fruit.

Wine-Food Pairing: Fresh Salsa. Cobb Salad. Salty fried seafood or vegetable appetizers.

Tasted October 2018 at the Vina San Pedro wine tasting event.
Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Tarapaca Sauvignon Blanc Reserva was harvested at nighttime to preserve freshness. From vineyards located in the Casablanca, Elqui and Leyda valleys - this cool climate Sauvignon Blanc has interesting, intriguing notes of grapefruit, pineapple skins, grassy green mangoes and flinty driven freshness. A bright medium plus splash of acidity and medium minus body with ginger spices carrying into the medium finish. Gregarious and gorgeously green. A suitable pairing with fresh green avocado salad and calamari. 89 points - tasted October 23, 2018
Gwen Barton rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Clean and crisp. Aromas of pineapple, red, ripe apple and cut grass. Some sweet spice and green leafy notes on the finish. Winemaker extended the time of juice contact with skins to extract maximum fruitiness. Pair with seafood appetizer Tasted:Oct 2018
Christian Marcoux rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Sauvignon Blanc 2017, from Tarapaca Gran Reserva Vineyards, harvested in the Leyda Valley of Chile, offers aromas of green apple, grapefruit, zesty lemon, apple blossom and salt. Medium body with a crisp finish, this Sauvignon Blanc 2017 shows the palate flavors of grapefruit, a touch of lime, gooseberry, salt and fresh herbs. Pair with a fresh salad or seafood. Enjoy. Tasted at the Chateau Laurier in October 2018; Winemakers from Vina San Pedro’s properties, Tarapaca Gran Reserva Vineyards, October 2018.
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Fresh and zesty with lemon-grapefruit, grassy, herb and nutty notes. Paired beautifully with a halibut ceviche at the winemaker's tasting. Oct. 2018
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

An approachable, accessible, dry, medium across the board, cool climate sauvignon blanc with a medium finish and persistence of lemongrass, gooseberry, citrus zest. pale straw with green hue. Pairs well with white fish dishes or salmon sashimi. Tasted 2017 vintage in October 2018. 88 points. #goodvalue

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