Vintage variation in Chile
Carol Horton, Rome: I keep drinking Carmenère and Merlot 2002s from Chile these days and wonder if this was a really good year for these wines, or were there other years that were really much better?! me: I'm surprised, and in a way delighted, that you can find such exotic wines easily in Rome. But I wouldn't say that there was any particular magic about 2002 - fact the 2002 vintage was compromised by rain at harvest in the southern part of Chile's wine country (southern part of Rapel plus Curico and Maule). You can move on to 2003 and 2004 safe in the knowledge that they are likely to be no disappointments, and are probably...
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