Dirceu Vianna Ju­nior MW

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Eno­tria&Coe’s wine direc­tor in the UK is known to many as just Ju­nior. Orig­i­nally from Brazil, he moved to Lon­don in 1989, and in 2008 be­came the first male South Amer­i­can Master of Wine, also re­ceiv­ing the Viña Er­razuriz Award for ex­cel­lence in the Busi­ness of Wine pa­per.

My top three Mo­randé, Gran Reserva, Casablanca 2016

The tal­ent of wine­maker Ri­cardo Baet­tig is ev­i­dent here. Pure and pre­cise with suc­cu­lent fruit, beau­ti­ful creamy tex­ture and a so­phis­ti­cated fin­ish. 93 Drink 2018-2020

Miguel Tor­res, Cordillera, Elqui Val­ley 2015

This rev­o­lu­tion­ary pro­ducer keeps break­ing bound­aries, craft­ing su­perb wines un­der the eye of wine­maker Fer­nando Almeda. Beau­ti­ful smoky min­er­al­ity and mouth­wa­ter­ing fresh­ness. 92 Drink 2018-2020

Montes, Outer Lim­its, Za­pal­lar 2017

Great ex­am­ple from the gran­ite and clay soils of the coastal part of Aconcagua, a stone’s throw from the Pa­cific. An overt and ex­pres­sive wine dis­play­ing an ar­ray of trop­i­cal flavours, goose­berry, as­para­gus, net­tles and herbs. in­vig­o­rat­ing and re­fresh­ing in all its as­pects. 92 Drink 2018-2020

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