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Concha Y Toro - Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc Block 5 El Triangulo Vineyard 2012

Information

  • Country: Chile
  • Wine Maker: Ignacio Recabarren
  • Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
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WA: 86 (2011) VS: 90 (2009) WS: 87 (2011) WE: 90 (2010) TC: 91 (2009) W&S: 93 (2010)

Wine tasting notes

Bright. Greenish yellow. Strong character, elegant and exuberant. Nice complexity including herbs, gooseberries, citrical hints, soft mineral character. Lovely mouthfilling, lemon curd, herbal hints, long persistence, fresh, juicy and crisp acidity.

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2011)86 pts

eRobertParker.com #204. Dec 2012. Reviewer : Neal Martin. The 2011 Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc has a perfumed nose of green apple, lime, grapefruit and lanolin. The palate is nicely balanced with grapefruit, lime and tangerine on the entry, leading to a clean, fresh, albeit simple finish. Drink now-2015.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2009)90 pts

May/June '11. By Josh Raynolds. Light yellow. Pungent, floral-accented aromas of orange and lime pith, fennel and botanical herbs, augmented by a strong chalky overlay. Sappy citrus and melon flavors pick up a suave floral quality with air, along with notes of dusty minerals and white pepper. Pretty wild stuff, showing strong finishing grip and resonating minerality, probably a result of this wine's very low pH of 2.9.

Wine Spectator (2011)87 pts

Issue: Web Only - 2013. This elegant, lemony white leads with a flinty edge to the savory citrus, lemongrass and lime leaf notes. Mouthwatering, with a lingering citrus zest note. Drink now. 2,900 cases made. ?NW.

Wine Enthusiast (2010)90 pts

Perfumed and exotic at first, this benchmark Chilean SB settles into familiarity upon airing. The nose is pungent and tropical, with green accents. The palate is zesty and sharp, with acid-driven lemon, lime and green apple flavors. Not timid; this is Sauvignon Blanc served up on a laser beam. — M.S. (9/1/2011)

Tom Cannavan (2009)91 pts

Tom Cannavan, wine-pages.com, 91pts (2009) -"From the El Triangulo vineyard, Casablanca with a mix of French and Davis clones, kept on fine lees for nine months and a little wild yeast portion of the ferment. Lots of minerality here giving a smokiness and flintiness. It is very ripe, with quite exotic notes and cabbage ripeness, and a complex wild herb character. The palate has great intensity, the fruit really piercing on the palate, but the wine has a full, rich texture and pushes through with intense sweetness and a big, racy, mineral-infused finish."

Wine & Spirits (2010)93 pts

Grown in the warmer, eastern reaches of Alto Casablanca, this benefits from the cool season in 2010: It’s a creamy, ample sauvignon with mineral aromas that cut that ripeness, keeping the wine refreshing and tense. The acidity is firm, balancing the generous white fruit flavors.

Vinification Notes

6 months in stainless steel tanks.