Chile does cheap well. There are some very interesting areas for wine, but the thing you have to ask is 'why would you?'! What is the point in spending £30 on a bottle of Chilean wine when you are more than likely going to spend less on that for an equally good (or better) wine from another country. With the exception of regions such as Itata, drink the cheap stuff, leave the higher priced stuff to other folk!
My favourite producers
Sierra Grande Merlot 2015 75cl
Restrained and elegant with fresh bramble fruit flavours and hints of dark chocolate and spice, well-balanced with smooth tannins. This is a lovely example of cooler-climate Merlot and an excellent food wine.
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Sierra Grande Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Produced from old vine Sauvignon Blanc grown on the cool, hilly farm of the Martin family, this has fresh, crisp, ripe citrus fruit and is packed with lime zest and kiwi fruit flavours. Think of cool glacial streams and enjoy...
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Sierra Grande Chardonnay 2015 75cl
Ripe white peaches and mango with a touch of vanilla creaminess on the nose with elegant, tight almost mineral flavours on the palate, no oak, very pure, clean and crisp. Contains Sulphites
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Emiliana Adobe Gewurztraminer 2018 75cl
The nose offers floral aromas of jasmine, lychee, and honey notes. The floral notes reappear on the palate, along with apricot, and mandarin orange. Medium bodied with good concentration and a refreshing ripe fruit finish.
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Emiliana Adobe Carmenere 2019 75cl
Rich cherry fruit, hints of capsicum, clove and black pepper on the nose with a palate of smooth berry fruit, robust and full-bodied with ripe well-balanced tannins and a refreshing sappy flavour to the finish. Contains Sulphites
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Vina von Siebenthal Parcela #7 2017 75cl
Loads of cherries and warmed liquorice and with a Brussels Sprouts aroma. The palate is dark with woody tannin and a bit of booze creeping through. A really tasty Bordeaux blend... from Chile. Peter's Score: 88pts Contains Sulphites
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