Tabalí, Talinay Sauvignon Blanc, Limarí, Chile 2014
Gentle aromas with hints of nettle, peas and gooseberry; very earthy. Taut and tense but underscored by brisk, well-integrated acidity and good balance. Understated with chalk and grassy notes.
Tasters: Peter Richards MW, Sarah Jane Evans MW, Xavier Rousset MS
The new Talinay vineyard is on the coastal slopes of Limarí, rich in chalk, so the soil looks almost white. This wine seems to absorb all that minerality, turning it into stone and citrus flavours and seductive acid freshness – just asking to be paired with ceviche on a summer’s day.
Price: UK – £13 All About Wine, Bentley’s, Blanco & Gomez, Hawkshead, HC Wines, Kwoff, North & South, Prohibition, Rannoch Scott, Slurp, York Beer & Wine. US – $23.99 Wine.com (2012)*
Taster: Patricio Tapia
*US stockist information from Wine-Searcher.com