In recent years, many Chilean wine producers have been searching this narrow but fertile country for promising new areas to plant grapevines. That trend has continued, with vintners extending Chile’s winegrowing boundaries in multiple directions. At the same time, they have refocused their attention to established regions such as Maipo and Colchagua, fine-tuning the classic Bordeaux-style reds, most based on Cabernet Sauvignon or Carmenère, that have long defined these areas.
Read the rest of senior editor Aaron Romano's annual tasting report, with scores and tasting notes for top bottlings and good values from producers including Clos Apalta, Lapostolle, Almaviva, Don Melchor, Montes and more.
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