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, Clos des Fous Locura 1 Chardonnay Cachapoal 2011
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Clos des Fous, Locura 1 Chardonnay, Cachapoal 2011

Clos des Fous, Locura 1 Chardonnay, Cachapoal 2011
A Chilean take on Chablis. The style is understated, with hints of apple, apricot and a flinty quality. The flavours are all about crispness and a herbal, tangy lift – it speaks of icy nights and invigorating mountain air. Stylish and classy.  17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Price £12.99 widely available via Liberty Wines
Drink 2013–2015
Alc 14%

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