Decanter panel tasting (Mar 2012): Chilean Syrah - The wines

Despite the lack of Awards, this tasting was by no means a wash-out - judges could see great improvements, with cooler areas producing some 'thrilling' examples.

Wine name Producer Country Region Vintage

Carmen, Gran Reserva Syrah, Apalta-Colchagua Valley

Carmen [Nativa] Chile The Central Valley 2009

Valdivieso, Single Vineyard Syrah, Aconcagua Valley

Valdivieso [Caballo Loco/Casa] Chile Aconcagua 2010

De Martino, Alto Los Toros, Syrah, Elqui Valley

Santa Ines/De Martino [Prima/Enigma/Reserva de Familia] N/A N/A 2008

Falernia, Syrah Reserva, Elqui Valley

Vina Falernia SA N/A N/A 2008

Vinedos Emiliana, Novas Winemaker's Selection Syrah, Casablanca Valley

Emiliana [Palmeras/Andes Peaks/Walnut Crest] Chile Aconcagua 2008

Lagar de Bezana, Limited Edition Syrah, Cachapoal Valley

N/A Chile The Central Valley 2007

Vina Mayu, Syrah Reserva, Elqui Valley

Mayu Chile Coquimbo 2009

Errazuriz, Max Reserva Syrah, Aconcagua Valley

Errazuriz [Panquehue] Chile Aconcagua 2009

San Pedro, 1865 Limited Edition Syrah, Elqui Valley

San Pedro [Gato/Cabo de Hornas/Castillo Molina/35 Sur] N/A N/A 2008

San Pedro, Kankana del Elqui, Syrah, Elqui Valley

San Pedro [Gato/Cabo de Hornas/Castillo Molina/35 Sur] Chile Coquimbo 2007

Maycas del Limari, Reserva Especial Syrah, Limari Valley

N/A Chile Coquimbo 2008

Veranda, Oda Syrah, Apalta-Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Casa Lapostolle, Cuvee Alexandre, Syrah, Las Kuras Vineyard, Cachapoal Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Matetic Vineyards, Matetic Syrah, San Antonio Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Tabali, Reserva Especial Syrah, Limari Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Loma Larga, Syrah, Casablanca Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Montes, Alpha Syrah, Apalta-Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Errazuriz, La Cumbre, Syrah, Aconcagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Casablanca, El Bosque, Syrah, Casablanca Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Vina San Esteban, In Situ, Winemaker's Selection Syrah, Aconcagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Vina Ventisquero, Grey, Syrah, Apalta-Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Geo Wines, Chono, Syrah Reserva, Elqui Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Concha y Toro, Casillero Del Diablo Syrah, Rapel Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Kingston Family Vineyards, Bayo Oscuro, Syrah, Casablanca Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Polkura, Marchigue, Syrah, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Vinedos Errazuriz Ovalle, Ovalle, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Matetic Vineyards, Corralillo Syrah, San Antonio, Chile

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Vina Mayu, Vinas Altas, Syrah, Elqui Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Vina San Pedro, Castillo de Molina Syrah, Maule Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Santa Carolina, Specialties, Syrah, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Cono Sur, 20 Barrels Limited Edition Syrah, Limari Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Ninquen, Antu Niquen, Syrah, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Viu Manent, Secret de Viu Manent, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Undurraga, TH Syrah, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Vistamar, Sepia Reserva Syrah, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Caliterra, Tributo Syrah, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Marks & Spencer, El Paradiso, Syrah, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2011

Santa Rita, Medalla Real Syrah, Gran Reserva, Limari Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Vina Casa Silva, Dona Dominga Reserva Syrah, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Errazuriz, Costa Single Vineyard Syrah, Aconcagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Casa Lapostolle, Cuvee Alexandre, Syrah, Apalta Vineyard, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Morande, Cauquenes, Gran Reserva Syrah, Maule Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Perez Cruz, Limited Edition Syrah, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Valdivieso, Reserva Syrah, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Falernia, Donna Maria, Syrah, Limari Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Vina Casablanca, Nimbus, Syrah, Casablanca

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Cantaluna, Syrah, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Luis Felipe Edwards, Family Selection Syrah, Gran Reserva, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Maycas del Limari, Syrah Reserva, Limari Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Porta, Syrah Reserva, Aconcagua & Cachapoal

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Torreon de Paredes, Syrah Reserva, Rengo-Cachapoal Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Vina Ventisquero, Pangea, Syrah, Apalta-Colchagau Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Vina Casa Rivas, Syrah Gran Reserva, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Cousino-Macul, Don Matias, Syrah Reserva, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Luis Felipe Edwards, Syrah Reserva, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Tierra Alta, Syrah Reserva, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

De Martino, Estate Syrah, Choapa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Vina Leyda, Syrah Reserva, Leyda Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Santa Rita, Syrah Reserva, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Tamaya, Syrah Reserva, Limari Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Vina Maipo, Limited Edition Syrah, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Vina Tarapaca, Syrah Gran Reserva, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Tamaya, Winemakers' Selection Syrah, Limari Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Mayu, Piggybank, Syrah, Elqui Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2020

Francois Lurton, Hacienda Araucano, Syrah Reserva, Lolol Valley & Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Santa Alicia, Syrah Reserva, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

TerraMater, Altum, Syrah, Curico Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Vina Casa Marin, Miramar, Lo Abarca, San Antonio Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

La Ronciere, Mousai, Syrah, Colchagau Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

TerraMater, Paso del Sol, Syrah, Central Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Vina Siegel, Crucero Syrah Reserva, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Viu Manent, El Olivar Alto, Single Vineyard Syrah, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009