Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve 2013

Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve 2013

 

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Errazuriz
Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve 2013
  • Vintage : 2013
  • Country : Chile
  • Region : Aconcagua Valley
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,5°
  • Grappes : 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Carménère, 9% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot

The flagship wine from the Don Maximiano Estate it is complex with beautifully ripe fruit, smooth tannins, great concentration and a long finish.

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 94 2013
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 93 2013
RP Robert Parker 93 2013
WE Wine Enthusiast 92 2013
JR Jancis Robinson 17 2013
WS Wine Spectator 90 2013
More information on wine critics and ratings

A pretty red colour with ruby-red highlights.

Expressive on the nose, with a broad range of aromas that denote tremendous complexity, featuring red fruit such as cherry, cassis, and raspberry, subtler notes of red currant, tobacco, and hazelnuts, and some balsamic tones.

Voluptuous on the palate, this wine features extremely fine, firm, and sweet tannins along with bitter chocolate, cherries, and sweet spice flavours.

Its outstanding acidity gives the wine a youthful, refreshing feeling, which presages an excellent cellaring potential.

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

James Suckling (JS) : 94 Points (2013)
Intense aromas of flowers, black currants and orange peel. Full-bodied, dense and tight. Yet there's a brooding seriousness to this red. Leave for at least three or four year in bottle. 79% cabernet sauvignon, 10% malbec, 6% carmenere and 5% petit verdot.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 93 Points (2013)
Feb 2017 - Bright purple. Expansive aromas of black currant, cherry liqueur, vanilla, cured tobacco and black pepper, backed by a hint of smokiness. Supple, sweet and broad, offering palate-coating black and blue fruit and violet pastille flavors and a touch of candied licorice that comes up slowly with air. Plenty rich, but there's real vivacity here as well. Closes on a suave floral note, with excellent clarity and smooth tannins lending gentle grip. In the category of high-end, Bordeaux-inspired red wines from Chile, this one delivers outstanding value. -- Josh Raynolds

Robert Parker (RP) : 93 Points (2013)
Dec 2015 - Luis Gutierrez - The 2013 Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve, sourced from a cool vintage, is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 6% Carménère and 5% Petit Verdot; it fermented in small stainless steel vats and matured in French oak barrels (65% new) for 22 moths. It has a very classical nose, a Bordeaux blend with aromas of blackberries, faint balsamic notes, cedar wood, graphite, cigar box, cracked peppercorns and tobacco leaves. It has a lot less new oak than the vintages of yesteryear. The palate is medium to full-bodied with the telltale Cabernet tannins, juicy fruit, and tension keeping the freshness balancing the sweet fruit. One of the finest versions of Don Maximiano

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 92 Points (2013)
Earthy black-olive and foresty herbal scents accent core blackberry and moss aromas. Intense, juicy acidity gives this Cabernet blend vitality across the palate. Herbal berry, olive, pepper and tobacco flavors are spicy on a finish bolstered by brisk, powerful acidity. Drink through 2025.

Jancis Robinson (JR) : 17 Points (2013)
Feb 2015 - Dark luscious purplish crimson colour. Freshness is the watchword on the nose, as opposed to the rich ripeness of the Maipo Cabs. Quite subtle and a bit minty. Tannins very well managed. Well put together. But it’s pretty muscular as opposed to fleshy. Dry tea-leaf flavours on the finish. Should make old bones.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 90 Points (2013)
Rich and fruity, with a firm backbone of acidity, this offers flavors of dark currant, dried blueberry and molten chocolate that are accented by orange pekoe tea notes. The lively finish has licorice accents. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Carmen?re and Petit Verdot.

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Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve 2013 Reviewed by Tim Atkin 06-10-2020 . Score: 5