Another of Dad’s, and a very interesting showing from a big Chilean producer, of the potential Chile has for less conventional varieties. Whilst I don’t think this would set the world on fire, it was nevertheless a well-crafted Riesling, with reasonable complexity, some finesse, and pleasant drinking. Writing a little from memory, through mislaying my brief notes at the time…: pale straw yellow colour. Medium intensity nose of white flowers, citrus and some notable hints of kerosene too. Ripe palate, but with good acidity – not searing, but certainly balances any fruit sweetness nicely. Medium-long.
Home Book 2 272. Concha y Toro, Riesling Winemaker’s Lot 20 Quitralman Vineyard Bio-Bio Valley, 2003