Decanter - Syrah: Chile´s top trump?
John Stimpfig - Editorial Content Director of Decanter Magazine is more excited than ever about the country´s potential for world-class Syrah, thanks to its extreme terriors and diverse regional expressions. In his article he describes how Casa Marin played an important role to the development of Syrah in Chile.
"Though they come from the same area, Matetic and Casa Marin´s head turning Syrahs are different in style and character. Matetic is more dense and concentrated while Casa Marin is more delicate and transparent. But both possess beguiling aromas, a charge of freshness and highly individual vineyard expression. Perhaps more importantly, they are the polar opposites of cheap copycat Shiraz and they encouraged Chilean Syrah along a whole new path"
John rated our Syrah Miramar 2010 with 91pts and describes it as follows:
"This stripped-back transparent Syrah is in a Crozes or lighter St Joseph style with violet, red currant and wild raspberry notes. Light bodied, pure and pale with a thrilling charge of acidity that trips across the palate"
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Decanter, October 2016