Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

 

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Errazuriz
Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : Chile
  • Region : Aconcagua Valley
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes : 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Syrah

Full-bodied and delicious, this is bursting with ripe cassis fruit, elegant cedar wood, spice, smooth tannins and a long finish.

Experts Score Vintage
TA Tim Atkin 92 2018
JS James Suckling 92 2018
RP Robert Parker 90 2018
WE Wine Enthusiast 90 2016
W&S Wines & Spirits 90 2014
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 90 2012
More information on wine critics and ratings

Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon has a bright ruby red colour and an expressive nose that showcases fresh red fruit and a hint of mint, all nicely complemented by notes of dried fruit and a subtle touch of sweet spices. Light balsamic touches enhance the complexity even more.

Velvety on the palate, this wine starts out friendly but firm, with fine tannins and flavours that reiterate the wine's aromatic profile of dominant fresh red and black fruit accompanied by hazelnuts and sweet spices.

The wine's excellent acidity foretells its great 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) : 92 Points (2018)
Lower in alcohol than in the past, as most of the Errázuriz reds tend to be these days, this is a youthful assemblage of Cabernet Sauvignon with 15% Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The 25% new oak is still quite assertive, but this has the structure to age and appealing mint, cassis, green pepper and dark chocolate flavours. 2022-30

James Suckling (JS) : 92 Points (2018)
Attractive red cherries and red plums on offer here with a gently leafy edge, too. The palate has assertively juicy redcurrant flavors and a fresh, crunchy finish. Special 150th anniversary edition. Drink or hold.

Robert Parker (RP) : 90 Points (2018)
The mild 2018 started with good water supply in Aconcagua, and the grapes used for the 2018 Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon from the inland part of the valley were balanced and healthy. The grapes fermented in stainless steel, and the wine matured for 12 monts in French oak barrels, 30% of them new. This variety sees a longer élevage than others, so I caught the wine still unbottled. It's classical and balanced, with clean aromas and a tender mouthfeel with fine-grained tannins. Range: 90-91

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 90 Points (2016)
Spicy berry-fruit aromas are friendly, with oak poking through. Racy acidity makes this lively at the edges, but there's healthy fruit in the middle. Flavors of boysenberry, cola and allspice finish light, which is fitting for this cool, rainy, challenging vintage.

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 90 Points (2014)
With its menthol aromas, a silky smooth texdture, rich, ripe flavors and a slightly herbal finish, this is a fine Chilean cabernet and a perfect match for roast leg of lamb. Best Buy.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 90 Points (2012)
May/June '15. By Josh Raynolds. Saturated ruby. Sexy smoke- and mineral-accented aromas of cherry and dark berry liqueur are complemented by a building floral quality. Sweet and focused on the palate, offering juicy blackberry and cherry flavors and a touch of rose pastille. Fine-grained tannins give shape to the finish, which lingers with very good spicy persistence. -- Josh Raynolds

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RP
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WS
91
WE
92
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92
WE
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DCT
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94
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WE
89
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92
WE
89
WS
88
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JS
93
RP
91
JR
88
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RP
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DCT
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VN
90
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23,90 €
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JR
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VN
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JS
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WE
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WE
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JS
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WE
90
WS
90
VN
90
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TA
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JS
92
DCT
93
Wonderfully rich, round and creamy palate with, sweet vanilla oak and balancing fresh acidity; the finish is long and delicious.
21,90 €
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RP
93
JS
94
WE
91
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WE
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JS
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92
RP
92
JS
98
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Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Reviewed by Tim Atkin 27-11-2020 . Score: 4.5