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, Baravado Sofia Garcia Schwaderer
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Bravado, Sofía García Schwaderer Pinot Noir, Casablanca 2011

Bravado, Sofía García Schwaderer Pinot Noir, Casablanca 2011
As with the Sauvignon, there is a notable and welcome emphasis here on freshness and drinkability. Leafy, earthy, red fruit scents lead into a velvety, vital flavour profile suffused with black cherry and herbs. Perhaps some of Pinot’s sensuousness has been lost in the drive for freshness but its restraint is to be commended. 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Price £19.99 Naked Wines
Drink 2013–2015
Alc 13.5%