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, Casa Marin Laurel Sauvignon Blanc
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Casa Marin, Laurel Sauvignon Blanc, San Antonio 2010

Casa Marin, Laurel Sauvignon Blanc, San Antonio 2010
Vigorous, exuberant and beguiling, this fiercely individual Sauvignon is succulent and utterly invigorating. Flavours of cooked asparagus, pink grapefruit and honey combine with dynamic intensity to excellent effect. 18pts/20 (93/100pts)
Price £17 ND John, Soho Wine Supply Co, Wimbledon Wine Cellar, The Vintage House, Upton Upon Severn Wines
Drink 2013–2014
Alc 13.5%