Hurtado Reserva Pinot Noir 2006

More from my flirtatious world tour of Pinot Noir, and this one came in a Sunday Times Wine Club Pinot Noir mixed case at £69.99 (the case, not the bottle).

Is Pinot Noir really so fickle?  My recent experience says that many areas of the world are successfully bedding this sex kitten of a grape.  Adolfo Hurtado has certainly put a notch on his bedstead.  For he’s a jolly good fellow!

Hurt me, hurt me - and then hurt Ado.

The wine is from the Casablanca Valley and doesn’t taste like a 14% overpowering new world blockbuster.  In fact, there are elements of an older world Pinot.

Some strawberry, some smoke, some orange juice, some spice (black peppercorns?).  Frankly a bloody good wine and bloody good value.  Cono Sur is a brand I am starting to trust for VFM.

Chilean wine keeps getting better and better and (relatively) cheaper and cheaper.  Sorry, only budgies go “cheep”.  I meant to say “better value”.

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