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Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve 2006

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Taste Profile: Full Red
Varietal: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
ABV: 14.5%
Origin: Aconcagua Valley, Chile
Winery: Viña Errazuriz

Size: 750ml

Accolades:

  • 94 points, Robert Parker
  • 94 points, James Suckling

TASTE NOTES
Sight: Intense ruby red
Nose: Cassis, truffles, black fruits, blueberry, delicate balsamic notes, black pepper, green olives, light touch of chocolate 
Palate: Black currant, blackberry, touch of toast, firm tannins, oak, pleasing acidity, well-structured, long finish, continues to soften and gain complexity in the bottle

ABOUT THIS WINE
"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.

ABOUT THE VINEYARD
The Don Maximiano vineyard is located in the Aconcagua Valley, a region that features an extended dry season with moderately warm summer days cooled by soft afternoon breezes from the Pacific Ocean. The Cabernet Sauvignon selected from this vintage was sourced from the Max I, II, and V vineyards of the Don Maximiano Estate. The Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot come from Max I.

The vineyards were planted on 5°-25° slopes that face north and northeast. The soils of the Max I vineyard consist of a thin layer of pulverised granite, while those of Max II are of colluvial origin with 30-40% stone compound. These soil profiles ensure excellent drainage and a low-to-medium vigour potential for the vines which results in an excellent balance between vegetative growth and crop load. Max V's deep alluvial soils with 50% stones provide excellent drainage and produces well-balanced vines of moderate vigour.

The vines are trellised to vertical position and are spur or cane pruned depending on the variety and the terroir. Aerial photography allows Errazuriz to divide the vineyard by vigour and harvest in accordance with the progress of maturation in each specific lot.

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