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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Casa Marin, Miramar Vineyard Riesling, San Antonio 2010

Casa Marin, Miramar Vineyard Riesling, San Antonio 2010
The 2009 was sensational and now this 2010, produced in tiny quantities after the vineyard was hit by frost, is coming into its own. There’s an almost Austrian elegance to this Riesling: it’s broad but grounded, with toasty lime and effortless mineral refinement. 18.5pts/20 (95/100pts)
Price £16–£17 Mentzendorff, ND John, Noel Young, Slurp, Swig, Wimbledon Wine Cellar, Woodwinters
Drink 2013–2020
Alc 12.5%