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Two scrumptious, fantastically good value Chilean reds

Just £9.95 a bottle!

You may have noticed that we don't stock a huge amount of Chilean wine. Chile is blessed with perhaps the best terroir for making high quality Cabernet at a low price, and showed so much promise in the early years, but they started chasing the supermarkets, and their wines became dilute and formulaic, and the best became fantastically over priced and, mainly, overoaked. The industry was controlled by too few. But now, as in other parts of the world, there are brave young winemakers doing it their way. For years we hadn't found something that poked it's head above the sea of mediocrity - that was until now.

 

The quality of these two wines for the price is astonishing. 
Both are immediately satisfying without being overwhelming, heavy or gloopy. They are elegant, and incredibly drinkable. They don't need an overblown tasting note so much as they need a quiet night on the sofa, or some garden chairs and the first BBQ of the year. A seriously rewarding experience!
They open up and deepen, and almost seem to concentrate in the glass. They can keep for over two weeks, once opened, which is a sign of their quality, so they're excellent for half a glass here and there, with a lunch time cheddar sandwich or as an aperitif. 
The Cabernet has lovely cassis notes, and is easier drinking, and the Carmenere (an amazing grape, originally from Bordeaux, once thought to be Merlot) is similar but with more herbaceous flavours, that reminds us of quite smart Bordeaux, particularly once it's been open a while, and more in need of food.
Carmenere Metic, Colchagua Valley, Chile 2018




Cabernet Sauvignon Metic, Colchagua Valley, Chile 2019




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