Our latest wine tasting at home was the 2010 Sibaris Reserve Pinot Noir. We had never tasted a Undurraga (from Chile) before so this was a new experience. The estate, located 34 kilometres from Santiago, in the heart of the Maipo Valley, was first planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Gewürztraminer in 1885 and, by 1903, the first shipments were being made to the USA. The 2010 Pinot Noir was featured in The International Wine Cellar Tasting magazine.
The Undurraga Pinot Noir
The wine is made with 100% Pinot Noir grapes and grown in their own vineyards. Aged in Oak barrels it is a deep red in colour, unusual for most Pinot Noir’s that we drink. Beautiful fresh fruit smells and taste, but there was definitely a spicy after kick to this wine! Enough to notice, but not too much to enjoy. Overall, another wine we would buy again and at $15.99 is easily a regular house wine. And we do like to enjoy Pinot Noir regularly.
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