Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Single Vineyard Syrah 2017

Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Single Vineyard Syrah 2017

 

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Errazuriz
Aconcagua Costa Single Vineyard Syrah 2017
  • Vintage : 2017
  • Country : Chile
  • Region : Aconcagua Valley
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Rich and Spicy
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes : 100% Syrah

Black fruit flavours are joined by hints of white pepper betraying the cool-climate nature of this exciting wine.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 94 2017
DCT Decanter 94 2014
JS James Suckling 93 2014
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 90 2014
W&S Wines & Spirits 94 2012
JR Jancis Robinson 16.5 2012
WE Wine Enthusiast 88 2012
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A deep, bright violet-red colour, Aconcagua Costa Syrah offers a very perfumed floral nose reminiscent of violets and lavender, along with the classic black pepper aroma typical of cold-climate Syrahs. Subtle touches of incense, hazelnuts, and coffee add to the overall complexity.

On the palate it is lively and refreshing with delicious red and black fruit notes that recall strawberries, blueberries and murtilla and combine with the incense and pepper aromas to produce a wine that is complex, juicy, and expressive.

With its firm yet fine, ripe tannins, this wine will only increase in complexity and depth as it ages.

Origins The Errazuriz Estate was founded in 1870 when Don Maximiano Errazuriz planted his first vineyards at Panquehue in the Aconcagua Valley - 100km North of the capital. Recognising that this valley, with its cool, rainy winters, hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean breezes, was 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… Read more

Robert Parker (RP) : 94 Points (2017)
The 2017 Aconcagua Costa "Las Pizarras" Syrah is a new red from the slate soils in Aconcagua Costa, from a cooler zone of the valley. It has moderate alcohol, more freshness and notes of raspberry leaf, a touch of beef blood and iron and something floral and refined, quite elegant and complex. This is a more Rhône-ish style, developing those aromas of smoked bacon, quite aerial, floral and really attractive with intense fruit. It's beautifully textured, with a dry sensation that provides grip, and there's no sweetness whatsoever; it's serious, balanced, long and elegant. The élevage lasted 16 months and was mostly in oval Stockinger 2,500-liter oak foudres, with some 35% of the volume in barrique. The aging was quite respectful of the wine, which is more delicate than powerful, with 13% alcohol and good freshness. 5,310 bottles and 20 magnums were filled in September 2018.

Decanter (DCT) : 94 Points (2014)
One of Chile’s best newwave coastal Syrahs, from the Manzanar vineyard just 11km from the Pacific. Intense violet and incense aroma. The palate has finegrained tannins underscored by zippy acidity, raspberry and blackberry fruit with a grind of black pepper. Spends 14 months in used oak barrels. Lovely juicy clarity and fruit expression.

James Suckling (JS) : 93 Points (2014)
I like the blackberry, black chocolate and dried meat character on the nose and palate. Flower too. Full body, agile and intense with spice and fresh fruit aftertaste. Very lively and beautiful. Drink now.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 90 Points (2014)
Feb 2017 - Bright violet. Spicy and energetic on the nose, displaying fresh black and blue fruit scents and a hint of olive. Gently sweet and lithe in style, offering zesty blackberry and boysenberry flavors that deepen as the wine opens up. Shows good breadth and power on the persistent, smoke-tinged finish, where gentle tannins lend shape and grip. -- Josh Raynolds

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 94 Points (2012)
This coastal syrah plants itself on the palate with the authority of a Praetorian guard. It has the freshness of just-picked red cherries, and a clarity of flavor that gives it an electric intensity. Compelling to drink now, the depth of flavors suggests that the wine will improve with another three or four years in the cellar, continuing to develop complexity. This syrah grows nine miles from the sea at the Manzanares Vineyard, which Errazuriz planted in 2005 on clay over black slate.

Jancis Robinson (JR) : 16.5 Points (2012)
Tasted Sept '14 - Planted on schist in the most inland part of Aconcagua Costa so it's a bit warmer than where the Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc are grown. The crop is deliberately kept low to encourage full ripeness. Destemmed but not crushed and with about 40% cold maceration. Aged for 12 months in old barrels, all French. Lots of wild ferment. Early picking and low alcohols. Dark crimson. Cool and fresh and very northern Rhône on the nose. Racy, fresh and sinewy. Perhaps a hint of reduction but very elegant. This succulent wine calls out for morcilla to be served with it. Very different from the much richer, heavier Chilean Syrah norm. One to watch.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 88 Points (2012)
Minerally notes accent bright berry aromas. Next up is a racy, high-acid palate that’s so juicy it’s almost citric. Lead flavors of boysenberry and raspberry are snappy, while pepper and a dash of cocoa come later. The finish is more cleansing and fresh than complex.

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