17 Chilean wines to excite the palate

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Chile is no longer a backwater nation churning out cheap, dull wines. As Peter Richards MW uncovers a new breed of adventurous winemakers who are blazing a brave, exciting - and refreshing - trail that will make the rest of the world take note. See Peter's pick of the best 17 wines from 10 new-wave winemakers...
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Aristos, Baron d’A Grand Vin du Chili, Cachapoal 2007

Aristos, Baron d’A Grand Vin du Chili, Cachapoal 2007
A powerful, classic expression of Chilean Cabernet, but with a refreshing acidity and tannic elegance that sets it apart from the norm. (It also has a touch of Maipo Cabernet and coastal Syrah.) Peaty, figgy fruit flavours define a compact, dense palate profile with elegant maturity.  17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Price £29.28 Justerini & Brooks
Drink 2013–2015
Alc 13.5%