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2021 Las Pizarras Pinot, Chardonnay and Syrah: Huge-Scoring New Releases

We are delighted to offer the newly-released 2021 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah from the world-class operation of Las Pizarras in Chile’s Aconcagua Valley. Made in tiny amounts from minute plots in a spectacular vineyard, these are lean, mineral-driven wines that are highly recommended.

The Las Pizarras wines are the ‘Grand Crus’ in the Errazuriz portfolio. They come from small plots of vines within the wider vineyards identified as sitting on unique schist soils, where ideal drainage and soil composition mean reds and whites with drive, energy, purity and precision.

We were lucky enough to sample a vertical on a visit to the winery last week, and they are brilliant wines; the 2021s might be the best ever. A superb vintage, long and cool, meant perfect ripeness, dazzling acidities and immense depth and complexity, with no sense of heaviness. The component parts here are sublime and give the wines incredible potential for this future, if you can keep your hands off of them.

2021 Las Pizarras, Chardonnay
(6*75cl OC) @ £270 per case in bond
98 points James Suckling
Punchy minerals cut through the creamy lemon and limey citrus, almost like licking wet stones! Some green apples, too. Steely, with a hint of white flowers and white almond. Very transparent and vertical but this is not a typical full-bodied chardonnay, it is rather linear, tense and electric. Sharpened minerality lingers in a lengthy, mineral finish. An extremely gastronomic and mouthwatering chardonnay. Drink now or hold. (2023)

2021 Las Pizarras, Pinot Noir
(6*75cl OC) @ £285 per case in bond
96 points James Suckling
Exotic flowers, lavender and spices jump out from the glass with wild red and blue berries. Fresh goji berries, tile and mineral. Pure, juicy and tight on the palate with very chalky tannins. Mineral tension. Drink or hold. (2023)

2021 Las Pizarras, Syrah
(6*75cl OC) @ £285 per case in bond
97 points James Suckling
A beautifully exotic nose, full of tangy peppercorns, wax, black cherries, dark cherries, incense and bacon. Flowers, too. Very concentrated and juicy but nothing hefty here. Tannins are really punchy and mealy. Mineral and delicious. Less new oak from 2020, with more foudre use instead. Already drinkable now, but will age beautifully. One of the best from this estate. Drink or hold. (2023)


Offered subject to final confirmation. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir available in the UK late April, Syrah expected in July.

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