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Chilean Wine

Chilean wines iconic in spite of youth

Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

I was in Santiago just a few weeks ago and participated in a lively, informal discussion about iconic wines from Chile.

Thursday, 15 November, 2012, 9:56am

Rant recovery

Poor, maligned merlot received an unfair bashing in the Oscar-winning movie Sideways (2004) when Miles, the principal character, delivers an emotional tirade against the grape. The movie led to a decline in the consumption of merlot in the US, as consumers moved towards Miles' preferred grape variety, pinot noir.

9 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Wine On


Morande Reserve 1999, $390

9 May 2004 - 12:00am

Varietal performance

A FRIEND RECENTLY asked me about a bottle of 1989 Chateau Petrus. Off the top of my head I could tell him it was a 100-pointer, outrageously expensive and particularly rare. It was definitely a deserved inclusion in Wine Spectator magazine's list of wines of the century. I almost forgot to mention that Petrus was made almost entirely from merlot. 'Merlot,' my friend mused.

18 May 2003 - 12:00am

Wine On

Under $100

Santa Ines


6 Apr 2001 - 12:00am