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 Grillos Cantores
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Clos des Fous, Grillos Cantores Cabernet Sauvignon, Alto Cachapoal 2011

Clos des Fous, Grillos Cantores Cabernet Sauvignon, Alto Cachapoal 2011
What I love about this wine, even though it’s not the most complex or brilliantly articulated expression of Cabernet, is its nerve and pared-back beauty. From its leafy blackcurrant aromas to the firm yet juicy palate profile, this is a fresh and fine red, the product of honest winemaking and a cool mountainous terroir. 16.5pts/20 (88/100pts)
Price £12.99 widely available via Liberty Wines
Drink 2013–2014
Alc 14%

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