2018 Seleccion de Parcelas Los Primos Pinot Noir

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The Pinot Noir is made in an ethereal style with 18% whole-cluster fermentation, only hitting 13% alcohol. It emerges from the glass with high-toned, perfumed berry scents. Wild raspberries and cranberries mingle with plenty of savoury, peppery spice and earthy tones, as well as a floral high notes, fresh mint and herbs. It has superb purity as well as concentration, with a wonderful texture and fresh acidity that make it deliciously graceful and light-footed, but with a good grip. It finishes long, perfumed, moreishly mineral and slightly saline

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94/100

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95
95/100

Tim Atkin MW

94
94/100

The Wine Advocate

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95 points
Tim Atkin MW
Score 95/100 · Tim Atkin MW

As I do with Francisco Baettig's two Chardonnay releases, I have a slight preference for the 2018 bottling. Made with 18% whole bunches and 42% new wood, it more than confirms the promise of the 2017, showing notes of wild strawberry and tobacco leaf, fine tannins, racy acidity and a subtlety and purity that wouldn't look out of place in Chambolle-Musigny

94 points
The Wine Advocate
Score 94/100 · The Wine Advocate

The 2018 Selección de Parcelas Los Primos Pinot Noir is the second commercial vintage of the selected Pinot Noir. It's from a later-ripening year and a later harvest that delivered a wine with slightly lower alcohol and integrated acidity. Fermentation was similar to the 2017, native with 18% full clusters, and the élevage was slightly shorter—15 months in French barrels, 42% of them new 300-liter ones. The nose is a little more austere than the 2017, but the main difference is on the palate, where it's vibrant and vertical, with very good freshness. The nose is also a little more austere and nuanced, denoting a better year that has delivered wines with more depth. This opens up nicely in the glass, unfurling more detail and nuance, and it is floral and with notes of pomegranate and blue fruit. 2,124 bottles were filled in August 2019

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Based in Traiguén – a largely unknown and undeveloped wine region – Baettig has rapidly become one of Chile’s most exciting names, producing cool-climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

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