eRobertParker.com #199 Feb 2012 - Jay Miller - The 2009 Chardonnay Reserva spent 10 months in seasoned French oak with malolactic fermentation blocked. Notes of toasty oak, poached pear, melon, and hazel nuts set the stage for a smooth-textured, medium-bodied, flavorful wine that is an excellent value meant for drinking over the next 2-3 years.
- Country: Chile
- Wine Region: Coquimbo
- Wine Area: Limarí Valley
- Wine Maker: Marcelo Papa
- Grape: Chardonnay
- Grape Percentage: 100%
- Alcohol Percentage: 14%
- Unit Quantity (ml): 750
- Best To Drink: Drink Now -2015
Clean and bright light yellow colour. A minerally nose with nuances of white peaches and melon. On the palate a soft and viscous structure, well complemented by the freshness, gives a long and persistent finish, with mineral nuances in the back palate.
Published : 25-Sep-2008. Smoky and gently spiced on the nose. At last some intensity and freshness combined with clean fresh fruit. Then a tangy fresh finish despite its 14% alcohol. When to drink : 2008 to 2010.
Aged in French oak barrels for 10 months and in stainless steel tanks for 10 months.