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, Vina Leyda Reserve Syrah
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Viña Leyda, Reserva Syrah, Leyda Valley 2010 19 (96)
An everyday staple in the Richards household, this spicy, harmonious Syrah is refreshing and moreish. Flavours of black pepper, wood smoke and ripe dark fruit are sustained by vivid acidity and framed by elegant tannin. Outstanding value. 19pts/20 (96/100pts)
Price £6.99–£10.45 Great Western Wine, Majestic, Slurp
Drink 2013–2014
Alc 14%

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