Precious Pinot from Chile: 2018 Tabali 'Vetas Blancas' Pinot Noir

If you’re a wine adventurer that hasn't indulged in the magic happening in Chile it's time to get off the sidelines and into the action. Chile has been crafting award-winning wines and is finally getting the recognition it deserves. James Suckling said, “Chilean wines reveal bottles comparable to some great Burgundies, Bordeaux and Rhone.”

Today’s wine is the perfect example of the quality that Chile is turning out. It's a wine that could be compared with Burgundian Pinot, but at a price that can only be found in South America: 2018 Tabali 'Vetas Blancas' Pinot Noir.

This unique, coveted, and delicious wine comes from Tabali, a small-scale, exclusive winery in Chile with a strong focus on quality. Tabali has been recognized worldwide for producing some of the best-value wines in the country. In 2020, it was awarded “Winery of the Year” by Descorchados Magazine. Tabali is doing a magnificent job with Pinot Noir. They handle this grape in a style that is somewhere between modern and classic and the result is stunning.

Descorchados–one of the major magazines of Wine and Spirits in South America–gave this astonishing wine a 94-point review, stating that it is a “delicious, complex and fresh” wine.

A wine that displays this level of quality can only be crafted by an elite winemaking talent. That my friend, is Felipe Müller, Tabalí’s winemaker since 2006. Müller has earned his stripes at some of the world’s most important Chateaux like Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere and Chateau La Mondotte. Today, he is considered one of the country’s most influential and important winemakers. He was named Best Winemaker of the Year in the sixteenth version of “Guía de Vinos de Chile 2010” (Guide of Chilean Wines).

This 100% Pinot Noir is here to impress. This wine will seduce you from the very first sip. The nose displays complex, fresh aromas with outstanding fruity intensity, full of cherries, strawberries, and spices, all perfectly integrated with the French oak. In the mouth, this wine is fresh, delicate, and well-balanced with good acidity.

This is a not-to-be-missed offer: A 94 Point Chilean Pinot, from one of the best wineries in South America, crafted by a world-class winemaker and at less than $20 a bottle. Doesn’t get any better than this!

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