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Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve 2011 Wine Review

Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve 2011

Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve 2011

Valle de Aconcagua, Chile

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $79.95

Drink: 2013-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Errázuriz

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

More Vintages: 2013  2009  2006  2004  2014 

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • 501247
  • $72.24 
  • 49 bottles
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Reviews and Ratings

Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

A big, beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are harvested at night and then spend 22 months on 85% new French oak. This results in a spectacular wine with aromas of mint, black cherry, blackberry, old leather, tobacco, a slight earthiness and some coca. The taste really pops, highlighting the black cherry and blackberry. The acidity is just right and there are fine, rounded tannins that still have a little youth to them. This wine will get even better. This wine paired beautifully with a medium rare steak.
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

An interesting note on this red blend is the harvesting of the grapes during the night. This is done to prevent evaporation of the juices.75% of the wine is Cabernet Sauvignon with 10% Carmenere, 10% Petit Verdot, and 5% Malbec and the result is a dark, inky colour with thick legs showing extraction on the glass. Ripe black fruit, wet tobacco, horse saddle, coffee, mocha, licorice. This is a beautifully crafted wine with silky tannins, balancing acidity, and a long fruit driven finish. Perfect gift wine! Perfect Valentine's Day wine with dark chocolate.
Tasted: January 2015
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Wondering which wine to buy for Valentine's Day? Here's a great gift to give - better to share! Opaque, deep garner red with slow legs, delicious aromas of cherry, cassis and raspberry, wet tobacco hazelnut and balsamic touches. A voluptuous palate gives cherry, chocolate and sweet spices. Fine tannins and lingering finish. A great way to celebrate!

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