Chilean Chillin’

Chile is one of the hottest re­gions for great wines at rea­son­able prices, writes James Suck­ling. Pinot noir seems to be the grape type re­ally ex­celling, of­fer­ing qual­ity sim­i­lar to Bur­gundy, while caber­net blends con­tinue to make the top wines. Here are

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2013 Seña Valle de aconcagua The aro­mas are su­per, with black­cur­rant, rose petal, mint, laven­der and stone. A full body, in­cred­i­ble fruit den­sity, com­plex, yet it’s ag­ile and bright. Tan­nins are per­fectly pol­ished. A Bordeaux blend. From bio­dy­nam­i­cally grown grapes. Bet­ter in 2019. 99 points

2014 er­razuriz pinot noir aconcagua costa pizarra

A new su­per pinot noir from the own­ers of Seña. Shows depth, fi­nesse and length. Gets the full Bur­gundy treat­ment, show­ing the great char­ac­ter and style of Chilean pinot noir. Bur­gun­dian wine­maker Louis-michel Ligerbe­lair con­sulted on this wine. Drink now. 98 points

2011 Montes Syrah Valle de colch­agua Montes Folly

Fab­u­lous aro­mas of dark berries with gran­ite, flow­ers and sliced raw meat. A full body, vel­vety tex­ture and in­cred­i­ble length. Clearly the best syrah of Chile. Drink and en­joy. 97 points For more wine rec­om­men­da­tions, visit

and 2011 la­pos­tolle Valle de colch­agua clos apalta Al­ways one of the bench­marks of the vintage in Chile. A great red with pol­ished tan­nins that have ten­sion and in­ten­sity— and make you want to drink it. Shows won­der­ful re­serve and fo­cus. A blend of car­ménère, mer­lot and caber­net sauvi­gnon.

96 points

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