Chile - standout Syrahs and Sauvignons
17 Sep 2008 by Richard Hemming
Chile is ‘All Ways Surprising’ according to the slightly clunky marketeers of ProChile, the government body promoting Chilean exports. Their wines, meanwhile, are ‘the natural choice’ according to the UK body Wines of Chile, who eagerly quote Steven Spurrier eulogising that Chile is “the most exciting wine producing country in the New World”. And surely the most exciting wines would be the selection grouped on the ‘2008 winners’ table – 36 examples that had won either a gold medal or a trophy at one of four of the most significant tasting competitions. The tasting notes follow below. The most exciting wines for me...

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