The Mail, September 2006 – Matthew Jukes
This week’s WOW
2003 Kuyen, Alvaro Espinoza, Maipo, Chile (£8.99)
You may have heard of Antiyal (£19.99, Adnams). it is my favourite Chilean red and it is certainly one of the most serious reds in the world. The 2003 is due here very soon, so form an orderly queue, but in the meantime – and for less than half the price – you can snap up the ‘second’ wine from the Kuyen estate. My wine of the week is a wondrous creation, which needs to be decanted and left for half-an-hour before you attack. When you do, you will find yourself in a whirlwind of red and blackberry fruit, with oak, leather and spice also in the vortex. This is the definitive autumn wine, so get in quick.
The Mail, September 2006