2013 Clos des Fous Pucalan Arenaria

  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • Best
    seller
  • JS 96
  • WA 94

Reviews for 2013 Clos des Fous Pucalan Arenaria

JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, May 2016
This is really exceptional with strawberry skin, spice, flower and chalk stone. Full body, great depth and length. Incredible mouthfeel. Made from a coastal region vineyard planted with 12,000 vines per hectare and only... This is really exceptional with strawberry skin, spice, flower and chalk stone. Full body, great depth and length. Incredible mouthfeel. Made from a coastal region vineyard planted with 12,000 vines per hectare and only 600 grams per vine. Gorgeous finish. 300 cases made in this year. Drink now.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2015
The 2013 Pucalan Arenaria Pinot Noir feels much fresher and vibrant than the 2012, with terse red fruit, subtle spices and some raspberry leaf notes. These Clos des Fous reds do not show oak at all and yet they are aged... The 2013 Pucalan Arenaria Pinot Noir feels much fresher and vibrant than the 2012, with terse red fruit, subtle spices and some raspberry leaf notes. These Clos des Fous reds do not show oak at all and yet they are aged for two years in brand new oak barrels. Something unusual and remarkable is that they make the barrels themselves -- Feançois Massoc was a tonnelier before -- and they make them to measure for each wine. This has a superb balance in the palate, vibrant with acidity and fine, chalky tannins that make it very tasty and long. The aftertaste is eternal. Fresh and powerful, yet light and super mineral. Bravo! Unfortunately, the second bottle used for a comparative blind tasting felt mildly corked and didn't feel right. This is only the second vintage for this wine and the plants are still young. I can only imagine where this can go in the future as the vineyard matures... Stay tuned! 3,600 bottles produced. - Luis Gutierrez