I detect something of the influence of Australian John Duval in this promising youngster.
Viña Ventisquero Apalta Vineyard Grey Label Syrah 2011, Colchagua, Chile (£12.99 Slurp)
There’s more polished warmth here than in many Chilean Syrahs. It’s rich but fresh, with a peppery sun-dried tomato tinge to the rich rounded dark berry, plum and cherry flavours, hint of vanilla and graphite, and a back bone of silky tannin. Tasty already, but its best is still to come. S
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