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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11% offLucha Rocosa Carignan 2018 75cl
This wine is edgy, with good acidity and tannins but also has a lovely purity of blackberry and mulberry fruit. It has a long, fresh finish leaving you wanting more! A cassoulet pairing with this will work brilliantly.
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Turi Carmenere 2016 75cl
"Intense purple in colour. Fresh aroma of blackberry and blackcurrant, melded with spicy notes of tobacco and hints of vanilla. Ripe fruit flavours. Velvety and light, this medium-bodied wine has a pleasing finish."
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Ravanal Caballo Dorado Carmenere 75cl
"I love Carmenere - dark berry flavours, a richness and then superb balance and a lift at the end. This is a super every day drinker, with blackberries cherries and hints of tobacco and chocolate on the palate."
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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 2018 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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Nuevo Mundo Sauvignon Blanc 2018 75cl
Located in the heart of Isla de Maipo, Nuevo Mundo is a project belonging to the De Martino family, who have been farming this vineyard since 1934. Nuevo Mundo’s vineyards are some of the oldest certified-organic vineyards in Chile, and...
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Only 1 leftGlup! Cinsault 2017 75cl
95 points Tim Atkin Longavi wine range is a collaboration between two friends from different continents who teamed up during 2012 - Chilean producer Julio Bouchon and South African winemaker David Nieuwoudt. Julio -a descendent of a French wine pioneer...
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