Errázuriz Don Maximiano Named Varietal Blends-Red 2009 Wine Review
Errázuriz Don Maximiano Named Varietal Blends-Red 2009
Valle de Aconcagua, Chile
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Product #: 501247 BC Product #: 501247 SAQ Product #: 11396557
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Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine
Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.
More Vintages: 2006 2004 Add New Vintage
Natalie's Score: 94/ 100 European elegance meets New World cncentration and power. This wine has it all: spectacular dark fruit flavour, great strcture and a finish that (almost) lasts until you open the next bottle (you hope). This is Chile's icon flagship wine: drink it to understand both where the country has been and where it's going. Superb! Best Beef Wine
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September 11, 2013
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Courtney Flood rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review: The signature Errazuriz wine, a Bordeaux-style red, is a fantastic show of the winemaker's ability. Winemaker Francisco Baettig has played with blending many traditional Bordeaux grapes such as Carbenet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot, and more recently adding Carmenere and Malbec. 20 months aging in mostly new-oak barrels for depth. Grapes were picked a little earlier for lower alcohol and more acidity for better aging potential. Deep red colour, starting to clear with age. Chocolate mint, raspberry, dark cherry, fig, blueberry, eucalyptus. Leathery and herbaceous. Enjoy!
Malcolm Lamont WSET Adv rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review: Deep ruby to garnet in colour, and Wow, again in aromas. Errazuriz is really showing itself well here. Cassis, cedar, granite, baking spices, strawberry. Wonderfully balanced, and structured on the palate, wine shining character to boast. Tasted September 26, 2013
Jane Staples Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review: Imagine fresh Nova Scotia blueberries with milk chocolate sauce drizzled over top...this velvety Cab Sauv gives a palate like a big mouthfull of blueberry pie, with hints of forest floor, chocolate and mint. Good structure and smooth tannins. An excellent gift wine.
Heather Wall Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review: Boom! Another one I starred (*)as Yummy!! I believe this one was crowd pleaser. Deeply rich and opaque. Great legs on the glass. Velvety texture and tannic mouthfeel. Aromas are many: ripe red fruit, plum, bakers chocolate,cassis, leather, oak, mint. Ditto on the palate. It's a party in your mouth. Blended Bordeaux style with Cab Franc, Merlot. Small amounts of Carmenere and Malbec for experimentation. Excellent age worthy wine. 10+ years
Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review: Beautiful wine, Errazuriz has really shown itself well here. Winemaker Francisco Baettig showcases his incredible talent here. The layers are rich and complex yet balanced and well received. Raspberries, cherries, cassis, leather, mint and chocolate. Tannic and robust. Bordeaux style red, aged 20 months.
A beautiful purplish-red colour with ruby tints, on the nose Don Maximiano 2009 offers black fruit such as blackberries and blueberries accompanied by redcurrants and liquorice, all framed by subtle dried fruit and cedar notes. The palate is lush and expansive, with great personality, with loads of black fruit and a measure of sour cherries, along with smooth notes of cloves and truffles. Very nice acidity, with tannins that lend structure and character, this is clearly a very vibrant wine with excellent cellaring potential that will increase in complexity with each year in the bottle. Source: Agent (Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.)
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