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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Chilean wines, Laberinto Cenizas de Barlovento
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Laberinto, Cenizas de Barlovento, Sauvignon Blanc, Maule 2011

Laberinto, Cenizas de Barlovento, Sauvignon Blanc, Maule 2011
The standard-bearer for southern Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, this intensely tangy white is piercing and invigorating: a lean marathon runner rather than a body builder. Its diaphanous charm and citric structure bring to mind stones, earth and landscape rather than fruit. Ageworthy and groundbreaking. 17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Price £16.99 Naked Wines
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 12.5%