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2018 Concha y Toro Chardonnay Amelia Quebrada Seca LimarĂ­ Valley

Chardonnay

  • Chile
  • LimarĂ­ Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • br_winelover Likes this wine: 95 points

    August 18, 2021 - Best recent white wines of Chile - Descorchados 2020/2021: 95pts. The winner of this small tasting. Single blind I thought this was the Las Pizarras, and vice-versa. I could not at first believe the Amelia would be so good, because past vintages weren't. But it seems that its new vineyard at Limari Valley, called Quebrada Seca, imparted this wine with complexity and length it did not possess when it was sourced from the Casablanca Valley. Then again, Quebrada Seca is a really special vineyard, perhaps top three in the southern hemisphere for white wines.

    This Amelia is definitely new-world, though. On the nose, there were notes of peaches, white flowers, and spices - I could smell that all day long. On the palate it was more complex - here I got lots of tropical and subtropical fruit, with pineapple, lemon, lime, orange peel and kiwi notes. Some mint too. Excellent salinity and spiciness, long, and mouth-coating. A must have if you enjoy Chilean wines.

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