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... one of Chile's oldest pisco distilleries. I had a look at the equipment that turns grapes into wine and then wine into the prime cause of Chilean hangovers. I was given quite generous quanities of pisco to try myself.
The last thing I did while in the Elqui Valley was pay a visit to the Gabriela Mistral Museum. Mistral is another of Chile's celebrated poets and, like Pablo Neruda, also a Nobel Laureate, the first of Latin America in fact to ...
... Only 500 bottles made! This was for local consumption.
Beautiful red current hue, clear and bright. Cranberry nose with a nice sharpness. Dry, clean with more berry fruit on the palate.
3. Syrah 2013 Reserve 13.5%
Silver medal winner and three months in French oak.
Clear and bright, very little colour change. Very berry nose without much spice. Soft, good fruit but still rather youthful.
... we got back into La Serena, in hopes of getting a ticket for the 17 hour marathon bus ride to San Pedro. It turned out that all of the seats on buses to San Pedro and around, seats that were still available online last night, were gone. So, now we get to sit and wait around La Serena until 1:40 am, before getting on a bus for a loooong time. Yup, there are times when travel really blows. ...
... streets away where we found a place with a bit more charm and hygiene. In the end, this Hostal Milan was good in first impressions, but not so much in follow through, lacking in toilet paper, soap, any helpful information or maps. Regardless, we enjoyed our short stay in La Serena, taking long walks to the beach, forty minutes from our hostel by foot, playing in the sand, stopping for ice creams and taking in the plentiful street entertainment nearly every time we ...
Today we depart for San Pedro de Atacama. Our bus is at 5pm which should get us there for tomorrow morning at around 8am. The hostel we booked has check I'm at any time which will be good. We had a walk along the high street today to try and find some new track suit bottoms for Chris and some shoes for me (so that I don't have to wear my massive walking boots in the evening but have warmer shoes than flip flops!!) In the end ...