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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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