Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founders Reserve 2014

Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founders Reserve 2014

 

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Errazuriz
Don Maximiano Founders Reserve 2014
  • Vintage : 2014
  • 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
TA Tim Atkin 96 2014
JS James Suckling 96 2014
RP Robert Parker 93 2014
WE Wine Enthusiast 92 2014
WS Wine Spectator 91 2014
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 93 2013
JR Jancis Robinson 17 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

Tim Atkin (TA) : 96 Points (2014)
Made as a blend since 2004, this is still Cabernet Sauvignon-based, with Carmenère, Malbec and Petit Verdot for company. It’s a wonderfully elegant, silky cuvée with floral, fineboned flavours of graphite, red plum and blackcurrant, bright acidity and very subtle oak. Deceptively forward, it will age well in bottle. 2018-28

James Suckling (JS) : 96 Points (2014)
Very cool black currant and blackberry aromas with hints of flowers. Full body, pretty integrated tannins and a bright and fruity finish. Hints of walnuts and berries on the finish. Chocolate undertone. A blend of 68% cabernet sauvignon, 18% carmenere, 9% malbec and 5% petit verdot. Better in 2020.

Robert Parker (RP) : 93 Points (2014)
April 2017 - Luis Gutierrez - I got to taste two vintages of most of the wines this time, like the 2014 Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve and the following vintage. The blend in 2014 was high in Cabernet Sauvignon at 68%, plus 18% Carménère, 9% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot from volcanic colluvial soils in Aconcagua. It fermented in small stainless steel vats and matured in French oak barrels (70% new) for 20 months. There is a big change in this wine with this vintage (it really started in 2013 and peaked in 2015) towards more freshness and less oak. It keeps its classical profile but with a lot more freshness. The palate is medium-bodied, with the telltale tannins of the variety and very tasty almost salty finish. Volumes were lower in 2014, down to 50,000 bottles. It was bottled in March 2016.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 92 Points (2014)
Complex elegant aromas of sandalwood, spiced candle, blackberry and chocolate set the stage for an alert snappy palate with acidic and tannic clamp. Plenty of oak and related vanilla and spice flavors accent crisp jumpy red-fruit notes prior to a firm long finish.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 91 Points (2014)
Svelte, featuring firm tannins behind the juicy dark cherry, plum and wild berry flavors. Savory midpalate, offering a finish that lingers with notes of green herbs and spice. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022

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

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.

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RP
92
WE
93
JS
92
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JS
94
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92
WE
89
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Errazuriz Max Reserva Merlot 2016
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JS
88
This intensely fruity, medium-bodied wine delivers rich spice, ripe plum fruit, smooth tannins and a soft, juicy finish.
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Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
WE
90
JS
92
RP
90
Full-bodied and delicious, this is bursting with ripe cassis fruit, elegant cedar wood, spice, smooth tannins and a long finish.
22,90 €
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Errazuriz Chadwick 2013
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WS
90
RP
94
WE
92
The ultimate Chilean icon wine, this fine blend is full-bodied with rich fruit, spicy oak, cocoa and coffee with ripe tannins, silky elegance and a lingering finish.
220,00 €
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Errazuriz The Blend 2016
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The Blend 2016
RP
92
WE
89
WS
88
Full-bodied and concentrated, this exciting blend delivers rich spice, ripe fruit, warming savoury characters and a long satisfying finish.
37,90 €
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Errazuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2017
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Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2017
RP
91
JS
93
JR
88
Full-bodied, rich and mouth filling with creamy ripe fruit characters and toasty, spicy oak balanced by crisp acidity and a long finish.
21,90 €
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Errazuriz Wild Ferment Pinot Noir 2018
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22,90 €
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Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Single Vineyard Syrah 2016
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Aconcagua Costa Single Vineyard Syrah 2016
RP
91
DCT
94
VN
90
Black fruit flavours are joined by hints of white pepper betraying the cool-climate nature of this exciting wine.
23,90 €
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Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017
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Aconcagua Costa Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017
RP
92
JS
91
JR
88
Gold Medal - 10th Annual Wines of Chile Awards 2013 - This is an elegant Sauvignon with fresh citrus aromas and a richness and complexity that balances the crisp accidity.
21,90 €
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Errazuriz Max Reserva Syrah 2015
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Max Reserva Syrah 2015
VN
90
JS
89
WE
91

International Wine Challenge 2013: Chilean Syrah Trophy & Aconcagua Valley Trophy - A rich aroma of ripe blackcurrant black pepper leads to a richly fruity palate with supple tannins, spice and a long finish.

22,90 €
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Errazuriz Kai 2010
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WE
100
VN
93
RP
92
Full-bodied and elegant wine with silky smooth tannins, rich ripe black fruit with subtle spice and toasty oak; long and perfectly balanced.
155,00 €
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Errazuriz Max Reserva Carmenère 2016
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Max Reserva Carmenère 2016
JS
93
WE
90
WS
90
This Reserva Carmenère has a deep colour and intense flavours of forest fruits with spicy and smoky complexity.
22,90 €
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Errazuriz Max Reserva Chardonnay 2017
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Max Reserva Chardonnay 2017
RP
91
JS
92
W&S
91
Wonderfully rich, round and creamy palate with, sweet vanilla oak and balancing fresh acidity; the finish is long and delicious.
22,90 €
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Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
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Aconcagua Costa Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
RP
93
JS
94
WE
91
Silver Medal - 10th Annual Wines of Chile Awards - Vinified with wild yeasts for added complexity, this is an elegantly fruity Pinot Noir with great balance and structure.
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Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
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RP
92
JS
92
WE
88
Trophy "Best Chardonnay" - 10th Annual Wines of Chile Awards 2013 - A stunningly complex Chardonnay; toasty oak richness balanced with a steely, mineral backbone and crisp acidity.
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Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founders Reserve 2014 Reviewed by Tim Atkin 12-07-2018 . Score: 5