Errazuriz Max Reserva Shiraz 2007 Wine Review

Errazuriz Max Reserva Shiraz 2007
Errazuriz Max Reserva Shiraz 2007
Errazuriz Max Reserva Shiraz 2007
Curico Valley, Chile
Community Score: 2.3/5
Community Reviews: 2
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Product #: 614750
BC Product #: 361311
SAQ Product #: 864678


 
Price: $17.85
Alcohol: 14%
Drink: 2010-2016
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Errazuriz
Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.
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Natalie's Score: 91/100

I love this wine! It's juicy, generous and packed with flavour. Succulent fleshy dark berries roll across your mouth wrapped in savoury smoke and some pepper. This wine has a tendency to disappear surprisingly quickly.

This was reviewed July 20, 2010 by
 

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Stacey Latham reviewed this wine as follows:

2009 vintage
VINEYARD
Our 2007 Max Reserva Shiraz is sourced from our Don Maximiano Estate located in the Aconcagua Valley, a region with a Mediterranean climate with moderately warm summer days and cooling afternoon breezes. The vineyards at Don Maximiano are dripirrigated and planted in 1993 on a northwestfacing 5° slope with gravelly, sandy-clay soil and very good drainage. The Shiraz vineyard is vertically trellised to provide longer solar exposure throughout the season and encourage the development of high quality fruit. The vines are spur pruned with intensive canopy management to ensure an excellent balance between leaf surface area and crop load. Climate: Mediterranean, with moderately warm summer days and cooling afternoon breezes. Soil: Gravelly, sandy - day soils. warm summer days and cooling afternoon breezes. Soil: Gravelly, sandy - day soils.

WINEMAKING
The Shiraz grapes were hand picked into small boxes of no more than 12 kgs (26.5 lbs) to avoid bruising the fruit. The grapes were carefully selected on sorting tables, then destemmed, gently crushed, and deposited into stainless steel tanks where fermentation took place at 26°- 30°C (79°-86ºF). Post-fermentation maceration lasted approximately 3 weeks, depending on the development of the individual lots. The wine was aged for twelve months in 48% new oak barrels, 52% French and 48% American.

WINEMAKER NOTES
Gorgeous violet-ruby-red in colour. The nose offers a blend of fruits that recall blackberries and ripe plum, along with the contribution of the oak that expresses chocolate, incense, and some roasted aromas. The palate presents plenty of fiber and nerve, along with a very good structure and plenty of juiciness that lends a fresh sensation to this pleasingly persistent wine.

 
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