Laberinto Cenizas de Laberinto Sauvignon Blanc Maule Valley 2019

Sauvignon Blanc from Maule Valley, Central Valley, Chile
D 97
TA 96
WA 94
12.5% ABV NEW ITEM
Item # 702905

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97 points and '#1 Sauvignon Blanc of 2019,' Descorchados.

96 points Tim Atkin: “Firmly established as one of Chile's and indeed the southern hemisphere's top Sauvignon Blancs, this taut, grippy, saline white comes from volcanic soils on the edge of Lake Colbún and combines elderflower and pink grapefruit flavours with stony, bone-dry minerality. Stunning stuff. 2020-27.”

94+ points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "2019 was a milder year than 2018, and the 2019 Cenizas de Laberinto Sauvignon Blanc is marginally more civilized than the 2018 I tasted next to it. It was kept with the lees in the fermentation vessel for some eight months. Even so, in this part of much cooler Maule, the differences between vintages tend to be more subtle, and 2019 is not a warm vintage, just less cold. Perhaps the wine is a little rounder, more citrusy than herbal and surprisingly has lower alcohol than the 2018 I tasted next to it. It has terrific balance on the palate, with acidity that still makes you salivate and is effervescent but perhaps not as sharp as colder years. It's a balanced vintage, and the wine feels very complete and precise. 18,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2019. He has moved from screwcap to natural cork in 2019, as he thinks it will result in higher complexity as the wine ages in bottle. Bravo! Drink: 2020-2028. (Feb 2020)"

Producer notes: "This hand harvested, single vineyard, 100% estate Sauvignon Blanc is from vines that Rafael Tirado planted himself in 1998. It has a bright nose with guava, passion fruit, and lemon leading to a mineral mid palate and soft undertones of crushed rock. The volcanic ash from the vineyard adds to this minerality and sustained finish. The Sauvignon Blanc is fermented in 100% stainless steel which leads to a very juicy and refreshing wine."
97 points and '#1 Sauvignon Blanc of 2019,' Descorchados.

96 points Tim Atkin: “Firmly established as one of Chile's and indeed the southern hemisphere's top Sauvignon Blancs, this taut, grippy, saline white comes from volcanic soils on the edge of Lake Colbún and combines elderflower and pink grapefruit flavours with stony, bone-dry minerality. Stunning stuff. 2020-27.”

94+ points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "2019 was a milder year than 2018, and the 2019 Cenizas de Laberinto Sauvignon Blanc is marginally more civilized than the 2018 I tasted next to it. It was kept with the lees in the fermentation vessel for some eight months. Even so, in this part of much cooler Maule, the differences between vintages tend to be more subtle, and 2019 is not a warm vintage, just less cold. Perhaps the wine is a little rounder, more citrusy than herbal and surprisingly has lower alcohol than the 2018 I tasted next to it. It has terrific balance on the palate, with acidity that still makes you salivate and is effervescent but perhaps not as sharp as colder years. It's a balanced vintage, and the wine feels very complete and precise. 18,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2019. He has moved from screwcap to natural cork in 2019, as he thinks it will result in higher complexity as the wine ages in bottle. Bravo! Drink: 2020-2028. (Feb 2020)"

Producer notes: "This hand harvested, single vineyard, 100% estate Sauvignon Blanc is from vines that Rafael Tirado planted himself in 1998. It has a bright nose with guava, passion fruit, and lemon leading to a mineral mid palate and soft undertones of crushed rock. The volcanic ash from the vineyard adds to this minerality and sustained finish. The Sauvignon Blanc is fermented in 100% stainless steel which leads to a very juicy and refreshing wine."
Product SKU 702905
Producer Laberinto
Country Chile
Region Central Valley
SubRegion Maule Valley
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage 2019
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 12.5%
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