2009 Mayu Syrah Reserva, Elquí Valley

( £9.99 down to £7.49, 14%, Sainsbury's )

The coastal region of Elquí, close to the edge of the Atacama desert, is one of the most exciting in the world. And the wines from this Italian-influenced winery are leading the way. This has the cool climate pepperiness of Syrah (the Pacific is not far away) with notes of raspberry, tomato leaf and clove spice. Close your eyes and you could be drinking something very grand from the Rhône Valley. 

BuyDrinking window: 2012-16Similar Wines: £5-£10, 91-95, Chile, Red, Syrah/Shiraz
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