Leyda, Cahuil Vineyard 2006

My tour of the Pinot Noirs of the world is a long way from completion and getting more and more interesting by the minute.  This one, from the Wine Society mixed case Chile Pinot Noirs (£82 for twelve bottles) is earthy and earthy.

You’re my silver laydee…for some reason

An earthy smell with compost and wet leaves is not the greatest compliment to a wine.  The taste was sharp at first but it mellowed over time.  Mixed berries, carrot, grapefruit skin and mushroom – nice? You judge…..

14% alcohol is not too much really, but it is a bit new world. Then again Chile is in the New World so maybe this is a great wine, just not to my taste.

2 Responses to “Leyda, Cahuil Vineyard 2006”

  1. Peter May Says:

    Earth and compost. That is what the Pinot fans love!

  2. Alastair Bathgate Says:

    Hi Peter

    Maybe I am not a fan yet. Although my tour so far has revealed many more fruity flavours and not too many bags of compost.
    Maybe compost with fruit (strawbs/raspbs) growing out is the ideal combination?

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