Chile Report from Tim Atkin MW

Wine from Tim Atkin

Two great scores of 92 points from Tim Atkin MW in his 2022 Chilean Report:

2021 Sumpai Sauvignon Blanc

A wine from the Atacama Desert sounds as if it ought to be hot and ripe, but this is no ordinary vineyard, or rather vineyards, since there are two parcels. Salty, tight and refreshing, it’s a Chilean Sancerre with mouth-watering acidity and a briny, nettley finish. Drink 2022-25

2020 Sumpai Syrah

Alejandro Galaz produces this sappy, intense Syrah from vines on Leyda’s second terrace, located on a mix of alluvial and granite soils. Taut and refreshing with very little oak influence and layers of raspberry and black cherry fruit supported by sinewy tannins. Drink 2023-27