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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founder's Reserva 2007
Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founder's Reserva 2007
(search item no. 113540)
collectible wine
has fluid
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older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense, deep, ruby-red in color with a bright purplish hue. The nose recalls cherries, cassis, truffles, and blueberries over a backdrop of black pepper and subtle notes of chocolate and cedar. The palate shows firm, ripe tannins that ensure excellent longevity in the bottle. This is a voluptuous wine full of ripe fruit flavors, notes of cedar, cloves, and cinnamon, with excellent acidity that lends freshness, balance, and elegance. The long and very elegant finish shows the wine's youth today and will gain in complexity with time in the bottle.
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About Errazuriz:

Don Maximiano Errazuriz founded ViƱa Errazuriz in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, north of Santiago. This valley has cool, rainy winters, hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean breezes--ideal for growing grapes. Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard. Today, the tradition of quality lives on with Don Maximiano's descendant, Eduardo Chadwick--the fifth generation of his family to be involved in the wine business. Eduardo has overseen the modernization of the winemaking technology at this historic estate while maintaining a distinct identity for its wines, dedicated to producing estate grown wines of superior quality.