Chilean wine 2003 – some random thoughts

See also my detailed tasting notes on 40 superior Chilean wines worth drinking.

  • There may be some frightening uniformity at the bottom end but at the top end the quality of Chilean reds is better than ever before with the 2001s and some 1999s looking particularly great.

  • Winemakers may be learning lessons from Bordeaux but, unfortunately, some of those responsible for pricing these wines are doing the same. There is at present too little relation between price and quality. In my tasting notes you will find some wines that are well made and perfectly pleasant being offered at £20 in...