Chile woos China, proves top Cabs can age


Welcome back to fulltime work with the Christmas and New Year holidays well and truly over.

Today I'm publishing the notes I promised on that tasting of top Chilean reds put on in New York when I was there in late October, the one I wrote about in Grüner fights NY faddishness where I was surprised by how few of the best-known New York wine writers chose to attend.

They missed a really interesting tasting of five pairs – one young vintage, one old – of some of Chile's most admired wines with a track record. The wines had apparently...