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Chilean Carmenère

Chile has changed incredibly since I first visited 20 years ago, from the country itself to the wines it produces; it's been fascinating to witness.

One significant recent change is the arrival on the scene of really excellent carmenère. It's taken the Chileans a while to get it right but now I'm excited by it and wanted to tell you about its renaissance.

Toby Morrhall

Toby Morrhall
Wine Buyer

  • date July 2017
  • location Chile
  • people Toby Morrhall

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Loire 2016

The Glories of the Loire

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Champagne 2016

Champagne Inspiration

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Burgundy 2016

Burgundy 2016

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