During his latest visit to Chile, James Suckling tasted a total of 1,200 wines produced across the country, from the coast to the Andes mountains, which he evaluated and described in his annual report, “Chile’s tale of two cities”. From this huge range of wines, the critic recently revealed his selection of the finest 100 wines from Chile, with the 1865 Selected Vineyards Pinot Noir 2018 placing among them.
The elegant wine, which is crafted with the finest selection of grapes from the Elqui Valley, stood out with 93 points and was described by Suckling as follows:
“This is a really impressive Chilean pinot noir that shows lots of earthy nuance, combined with cranberries and citrus. Medium body, finely grained tannins and a spicy, medium-chewy finish. Shows really good complexity and form”.
It should be noted that, in the new report the critic once again reaffirmed his sentiments towards Chilean producers, emphasizing how “Chilean viticulturists are being more daring; they are taking innovation to the limit, and some of the best-scoring wines in its history are being released to the market… they are joining the ranks of some of the world’s very best”.