Decanter October 2017 issue

Decanter October 2017 issue

Top 10 winemakers – Whittling down a very long list, Tim Atkin MW reveals his pick of South America’s most exciting winemaking talent

Best branded buys of South America – We find the 22 best buys from a field of 74 widely available wines priced at £8-£13, as assessed by Sarah Jane Evans MW and Patricio Tapia


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Malbec in Argentina and Chile – The race is on to find the sites with the potential to bring out the best of the Malbec grape, reports Alejandro Iglesias

Pioneering Patagonia – How top names Noemía and Chacra are inspiring others to strive for excellence in the southerly desert lands of Argentina. By Patricio Tapia

Exploring the extremes of terroir – Alistair Cooper meets the South American winemakers happy to push their vines to the edge and beyond in the quest for greater character

Icon wines – It’s not as easy as simply declaring yourself the best, says Anthony Rose – a wine has to earn its cult status

Gualtallary & Altamira reds: 99 wines tasted – An extraordinary 12 wines rated Outstanding, with exciting styles to appeal to many tastes

Chilean Carmenere: 129 wines tasted – Still early days in its development, but these were good wines, mostly for current drinking

Expert’s choice: Argentinian whites – The country produces excellent whites too, says Patricio Tapia, as he picks his 18 favourites

Restaurants – Fiona Beckett in London, Sorrel Moseley-Williams in Buenos Aires

South American sommeliers – On the latest key trends

Travel: South America’s 10 top winery hotels  – Idyllic stopovers, by Amanda Barnes

Plus, free Cava supplement.