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Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve 2017

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Taste Profile: Full Red
Varietal: 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Malbec, 8% Carménère, 7% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc
ABV: 14%
Origin: Aconcagua Valley, Chile
Winery: Viña Errazuriz

Size: 750ml


  • 96 points, James Suckling
  • 96 points, Tim Atkins
  • 96 points, Deschorchadas

Sight: Deep ruby red
Nose: Red fruits, cocoa, clove
Palate: Red fruits, cassis and sweet notes of cocoa and clove

"A super Chilean along the lines of a top Bordeaux. Chile's greatest red wine." - Forbes Magazine

Hailed by Forbes as Chile's most venerable producer of high end wines, Errazuriz is recognised as perhaps the single top-quality producer of Chilean wines within recent years. Eduardo Chadwick, President of Viña Errazuriz, was named Decanter Man of the Year in 2018. The winery was awarded Best Chilean Winery in 2017 by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.

For six consecutive years, Viña Errazuriz has been recognised as part of the World's Most Admired Wine Brands by Drinks International. This brand remains on the list for its consistency, strength, and excellence.

The Don Maximiano Estate is located in the Aconcagua Valley and plated to Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec vines that average 30 years in age. The vines thrive on hillsides up to 600 metres above sea level, 60 kilometres from the Pacific Ocean on the southern bank of the Aconcagua River. The region has a long dry season with moderately warm summer days cooled by the soft evening breezes that enter the valley from the Pacific Ocean.

The estate is divided into a series of vineyard blocks and the three that contribute grapes for Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve are Max I, Max II, and Max V, that total about 100 hectares of grapes carefully selected for this wine.

Max I block is planted on a northeast-facing hillside with 5°-30° of slope. On the highest part of the hillside, the weatbearing of the intrusive igneous rock produced shallow soils with sandy loam texture and few stones. The lower part of the hill has coarse alluvium with soils that go up to 2 metres deep of sandy loam texture with stoniness that can reach up to 50%.

Max II block is facing northwest with slopes varying from 5% to 20% and there are soils from 50 to 120 centimetres deep with sandy loam to clay loam texture and high stoniness content varying from 30% to 70% lying over coarse alluvium. 

Max V block is located on the south bank of the Aconcagua River in the alluvial plain. The soil is deep with clay to clay loam texture and high stone content of up to 80%. the subsoil is a coarse-grained alluvial terrace of the Aconcagua River, rich in well-rounded pebbles.

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