2009 Corralillo Pinot Noir

An aroma reminiscent of the cherry juice that leaks out of a pie while baking, and caramelizes on the edge of the pan. A touch of florals, too. In the mouth the flavors become more intense, appearing sweeter on the end palate. But the wine finishes fairly dry with integrated tannins and acidity. There’s a bit of alcohol on the exhale. Cherry-blackberry flavors dominate in the finish. Overall impression is sweet, light, easy-drinking and very New World. Recommended. BSE

WHO: Matetic Vineyards
WHAT: Pinot Noir
WHERE: San Antonio D.O., Chile
WHEN: 2009
HOW MUCH: around $24 (media sample)

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