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...
Chilean wines, Falornia Syrah
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Falernia, Syrah, Elqui 2010

Falernia, Syrah, Elqui 2010
Vivid, evocative Syrah bursting with engaging flavours of tapenade, black pepper and rich dark fruit. This spicy, savoury style is tailor-made for venison or game dishes. Superb value. 18pts/20 (93/100pts)
Price £8.50 Field & Fawcett, Great Western Wine, Slurp, South American Wines Online, Tanners
Drink 2013–2014
Alc 14%

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