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Errazuriz Single Vineyard Don Maximiano Estate Carmenère 2008 Wine Review

Errazuriz Single Vineyard Don Maximiano Estate Carmenère 2008

Errazuriz Single Vineyard Don Maximiano Estate Carmenère 2008

Aconcagua Valley, Chile

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $18.95

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Errázuriz

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Vintages Wine Panel: This is an exceptional Carmenère that displays the virtues of this grape. Deep ruby colour with raspberry, smoke, sweet herbs (marjoram), blueberry, vanilla and spice. Dry, intensely fruity and spicy, with balancing acids and mid-palate tannins. The fruit smoothes the whole package out beautifully. Full bodied with a surprisingly long finish. Ageable 2-4+ years. My note: Love the juicy, plummy, berry-ripe flavours! Lip-smacking delicious. Full-bodied.

Carmenère food pairings: roast leg of lamb.

This Errazuriz Single Vineyard Don Maximiano Estate Carmenère 2008 was reviewed on March 6, 2010 by Natalie MacLean

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Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This full bodied Carmenere has beautiful aromas of vanilla and black cherry and subtle notes of smoke, pine, green pepper and Earth. It has a bit disjoint composition until it really opens up (about 1 hr). It has subtle to refined tannins and a long, yet slightly metallic finish which doesn’t impede its quality. This wine is best when opened for 1.5 hrs until about 2.5 hours, after which it starts to slowly decay. I think it will be much better in couple of years when the flavours become more amalgamated. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL. Buy 3-6 bottles for cellaring. Tasted Apr/10.

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