Errazuriz Max Reserva Chardonnay 2017

Errazuriz Max Reserva Chardonnay 2017

 

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Errazuriz
Max Reserva Chardonnay 2017
  • Vintage : 2017
  • Country : Chile
  • Region : Casablanca Valley
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Creamy Full Bodied White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes : 100% Chardonnay

Wonderfully rich, round and creamy palate with, sweet vanilla oak and balancing fresh acidity; the finish is long and delicious.

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 92 2017
RP Robert Parker 91 2017
W&S Wines & Spirits 91 2016
WS Wine Spectator 91 2016
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 91 2015
WE Wine Enthusiast 89 2014
More information on wine critics and ratings

Max Reserva Chardonnay is golden-yellow in colour, and the nose presents fresh fruit, floral, and citrus aromas that recall grapefruit and mandarin orange flowers and lend complexity to the wine.

The fruity notes intensify on the palate with vibrant acidity that balances perfectly with creaminess, good structure, and the lush mouthfeel that resulted from the malolactic fermentation, leading to a long and pleasing finish.

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) : 92 Points (2017)
Aromas of cooked apples and pie crust and floral undertones make for a ripe nose. Full and soft on the palate with plenty of fleshy stone fruit, but the crunchy acidity carries this through to a driven finish.

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (2017)
Luis Gutiérrez Issue Date 31st Oct 2018 Source 239, The Wine Advocate The first Chardonnay I tasted from Errázuriz, the 2017 Max Reserva Chardonnay has moderate alcohol and high acidity, produced in an austere, mineral and fresh style. It fermented in oak barrels, with some 30% of the volume going through malolactic, and then it matured in barriques for 11 months. I was really impressed by this wine, which set the pace for the style of the 2017s. It was a warm year, and they managed to take advantage of that to get their fruit to ripen early by controlling yields, and they think they really got the harvesting dates right. The wines are sharp and fresh, unlike the general character of the year. They didn't have any influence from the terrible fires that decimated the country. In fact, in Aconcagua Costa 2016 was slightly warmer than 2017. This has the pure and fresh style they are getting famous for—crisp, with integrated oak, transparency, verticality and minerality on a vibrant and focused palate. Great Chardonnay at a great price.

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 91 Points (2016)
This chardonnay is from the first vines Errázuriz planted in Manzanar, nine miles off the Pacific Coast. Now ten years old, they produced a wine with vivid white fruit flavors, spice notes and firm acidity that creates a vertical impression to the structure.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 91 Points (2016)
Minerally and rich-tasting, with finely crafted flavors of apple, citrus, pear and spice that are supported by fresh acidity. Crunchy dried savory notes power the finish. Drink now through 2021.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 91 Points (2015)
Feb 2017 - Pale yellow. Fresh pear, Meyer lemon and smoky minerals on the nose, plus hints of jasmine and anise in the background. Silky, focused and nicely concentrated, offering energetic citrus and orchard fruit flavors with sweet butter and toasty lees flourishes. The floral note returns on a long, silky finish that's sharpened by a jolt of zesty acidity. -- Josh Raynolds

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 89 Points (2014)
Max Reserva is the easiest, most fruity of the Errazuriz Chardonnay lineup for 2014. Aromas of vanilla wafer, barrel toast, smoke and white fruits announce a smooth but simple palate. Peach, melon and toasty oak are the key flavors, while this finishes a touch salty.

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Errazuriz Max Reserva Chardonnay 2017 Reviewed by James Suckling 17-04-2019 . Score: 4.5