A perennial high-scoring wine from Chile, Emiliana’s Coyam 2013 is an astonishing wine for the price.
Simply put, this is one of the world’s most significant wines. It’s a six-grape blend, with Syrah and Carménère leading the flavour charge, grown in the heart of Chile’s elite Colchagua Valley. The vineyards are farmed biodynamically (think organic, but supercharged) and are alive with birds, bees, flowers and healthy soil. Coyam is made by Emiliana, one of Chile’s most visionary wineries, where Alvaro Espinoza - a global biodynamics legend - guides the wine from grapes to barrel and bottle. This potent wine combines polished tannins and superb freshness, long savoury finish and powerful terroir expression. The 2013 has an extra aspect of drinkability, owing to a long and cool vintage. The fact that it’s just $30 is truly wonderful - as it over-delivers massively - and will repay up to a decade of ageing. Enjoy it with casual grilled sausages, or dress up with a prime cut.