Errazuriz The Blend 2016

Errazuriz The Blend 2016

 

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Errazuriz
The Blend 2016
  • Vintage : 2016
  • Country : Chile
  • Region : Aconcagua Valley
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Fruity Medium Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes : 45% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Franc, 20% Carménère, 5% Roussanne

Full-bodied and concentrated, this exciting blend delivers rich spice, ripe fruit, warming savoury characters and a long satisfying finish.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 92 2012
WE Wine Enthusiast 89 2011
WS Wine Spectator 88 2009
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Beautiful bright ruby-red in colour, on the nose The Blend seduces immediately with its intensity and fresh-fruit aromas that recall pomegranate, ripe nectarine, and blueberry, with light notes of ginger, rosemary and a bit of nuts on the backdrop.

The palate is dry and juicy with good acidity and fine tannins that integrate well with the lush, fibrous body.

This is a concentrated wine full of subtleties and tremendous persistence that promises a long life ahead in the bottle.

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) : 92 Points (2012)
Similarly to the white, the 2012 The Blend Collection Red is also an assemblage of Mediterranean varieties, in this case 50% Grenache, 25% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah and 10% Carignan, with all the grapes sourced from two vineyards in Aconcagua, Ocoa and Manzanar -- except the Carignan, which comes from Maule, the large appellation where the grape thieves on sandy, granitic soils. After fermenting in stainless steel vatsm the wine was put to mature in second and third use French oak barriques for 18 months. I also felt some reductive notes, so decant in advance, as it was also bottled quite late (December 2014). It has aromas of wild flowers and berries, some aromatic herbs, but without any excess. In fact it feels a little closed, subtle, austere, not showing any heat or signs of ripeness for the vintage. It has some grippy tannins, something that is intended, perhaps the increase in Carignan could be the reason why. Red fruit and floral, with perfectly integrated oak. This has freshness and stuffing to develop in bottle. 13,000 bottles produced.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 89 Points (2011)
Tarry, briary, gritty aromas take some getting used to. This blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan and Marsanne conveys sharp, juicy acidity. Flavors of currant, red plum and spice finish on the racy and raw side, with herbal notes and a lasting peppery flavor.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 88 Points (2009)
Racy blackberry and cassis notes mix with layers of grilled herb, maduro tobacco and toasty oak, as full tannins frame the floral finish. Mourvèdre, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Grenache. Drink now. 100 cases imported. –NW

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WS
91
RP
93
WE
92
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WE
93
RP
92
JS
92
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Errazuriz Aconcagua Alto Carmenere 2016
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JS
94
JS
92
WE
89
Full-bodied with an intense aroma, silky smooth tannins combine with black fruit, spice and toasty oak; it finishes long and beautifully balanced.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Single Vineyard Syrah 2016
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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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.
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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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JS
95
WE
100
VN
93
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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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 2018
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Aconcagua Costa Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018
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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92
WE
88
JS
92
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 The Blend 2016 Reviewed by Robert Parker 25-09-2019 . Score: 4.5