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17 March 2010 News

Some incredible scores for the entire Errazuriz range were just posted on Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar. Top to bottom, Errazuriz was easily the best reviewed winery:

Full reviews are below the jump.

Viñedo Chadwick 2007

“Inky ruby. A deeply scented bouquet offers black cherry, black raspberry, smoky minerals, mocha, licorice and spicecake. Dense but juicy and sappy, with intense sweetness to the dark berry and mineral flavors and a strong mineral spine. Impressively pure and graceful cabernet, finishing very long, vibrant and precise, with complex mineral, licorice and spice nuances. This seamless wine is balanced to repay patience. ” 93 International Wine Cellar

Errazuriz Don Maximiano 2007

“Bright violet. Smoky red- and blackcurrant, cherry compote and a sexy oak component on the expressive nose. Supple and fine-grained, with seductive viscosity to the spicy dark berry and cherry-vanilla flavors. Dense but lively, with excellent finishing clarity and spiciness. Already delicious but I’d hold onto this one for at least another five years.” 92 International Wine Cellar

Errazuriz KAI Carmenère 2007

“Opaque ruby. Pungent, slightly high-toned aromas of blackberry, cherry-vanilla, herbs and pepper. Dense, sweet and intense, with gentle grip and underlying structure to the oak-spiced cherry, dark berry and floral flavors. Full but in no way heavy. Really saturates the palate, finishing long and sweet, with fine-grained tannins and a lingering perfume of smoky herbs and cherry skin.” 92 International Wine Cellar

Errazuriz Syrah La Cumbre 2007

“Glass-staining ruby. Powerful aromas of cassis, blackberry, graphite, dark chocolate and clove; lots of sexy oak showing but there’s plenty of fruit too. Lush and velvety on entry, but with enough acidity to enliven its deep dark berry preserve flavors. Offers very good structure and verve for a rich wine and finishes long and sweet, with palate-saturating flavors and broad, supple tannins.” 92 International Wine Cellar

Errazuriz Cabernet Sauvignon Single Vineyard 2007

“Deep red. Pungent aromas of redcurrant, cherry pit, licorice, cedar and tobacco: this is textbook cabernet. Juicy and lively, with very good sweetness of fruit and noteworthy sappiness and clarity. Harmonious and gently spicy, finishing with sweet tannins and lingering smokiness.” 90 International Wine Cellar

Errazuriz Carmenère Single Vineyard 2008

“Inky ruby. Roasted cherry, plum, tobacco, licorice and dried flowers on the intriguingly Bordeaux-like nose and palate. Sweet and juicy, with precise flavor definition and lift. Finishes with supple, broad tannins and very good spicy length. Shows a lot of personality, not to mention impressive balance and clarity.” 90 International Wine Cellar

Errazuriz Chardonnay Wild Ferment 2008

“Light, bright gold. Intriguing aromas of white peach, truffle, ginger and iodine, with hints of flowers and sweet butter. Dense and tactile, with an invigorating thread of smoky minerality giving the oily pit fruit and spice flavors a steely quality. The finish repeats the iodine and floral notes and lingers with excellent persistence. I’d love to taste this next to a high-end Saint-Aubin, or even a Chassagne-Montrachet.” 91 International Wine Cellar

Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc Single Vineyard 2009

“Light, bright gold. Intriguing scents of pear, lemon cream and honeydew, with a spicy element emerging with aeration. Juicy, supple and round, with nicely concentrated pear and peach nectar flavors along with a building spiciness. Nicely concentrated, ripe and focused, finishing with refreshing mineral bite.” 89 International Wine Cellar

Errazuriz Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2008

“Bright red. Dried cherry, redcurrant, pepper and mint on the nose, plus a suggestion of smoke. Silky on entry, then brisk in the middle palate, offering flavors of red berries, licorice and herbs. Nicely fine-grained but a bit rigid on the finish, which features dusty tannins and a hint of candied cherry.” 88 International Wine Cellar

Errazuriz Chardonnay Estate 2009

“Bright straw. Aromas of pit fruits, melon, ginger and talc, with an element of jasmine emerging with air. Juicy, spicy and firm, offering good volume but also a tangy edge to the nectarine, honeydew and baking spice flavors. A smooth, dense wine with very good finishing clarity.” 89 International Wine Cellar

Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc Estate 2009

“Pale yellow. Vibrant lemon and orange aromas are complemented by suave floral and herbal nuances. Shows sweeter apple and melon character on the palate, with dusty citrus zest and quinine adding cut and grip. Nicely plump and juicy wine with good finishing lift and tangy length.” 88 International Wine Cellar