Patricio Tapia's top 'extreme' wines from Chile and Argentina

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Electric and refreshing flavours are cropping up in unlikely pockets of Chile and Argentina, at altitude and near the sea. Patricio Tapia picks his top choices...
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Matetic, EQ Syrah, San Antonio, Chile 2010

Matetic, EQ Syrah, San Antonio, Chile 2010
17.5/20pts (91/100pts)
This was the first coastal, cool-climate red in Chile. The new vintage is a mix of ripe red fruit, exotic spices, round, voluptuous body and crunchy acidity. Ideal with lamb.
Price: £18–£22 Armit, Cambridge Wine Merchants, Harvey Nichols, Hic Wines, Noel Young
Drink 2013–2017
Alc 14%

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