Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Salud a las cosechas 2003 y 2004

Dave McIntyre anticipa buenos años 2003 y 2004 para los vinos chilenos. ¡Salud!:
Chile seems to have been in a cycle the last few vintages in which odd-numbered years produced strong, high-quality reds and the even years were, well, uneven. This started with El Niño's visit in 1998 and continued with his biennial returns. If you fell in love with Chilean wines with the 2001 vintage, you might have tasted the 2002s and wondered what all the fuss was about.
There's good news from Chile these days. The excellent 2003 vintage is about to hit our retail shelves. And from the few examples I was able to taste on a recent visit to Chile, the 2004 vintage has broken El Niño's spell.