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27 December 2010 News

Some extraordinary reviews for Errazuriz just out in the latest Wine Advocate.  Viñedo Chadwick is the single top-rated wine, with a 97 point review. With the #1 wine and 3 of the top 5 scores in this year’s reviews, Errazuriz is head and shoulders above the competition. This star turn confirm’s Errazuriz’s position as the premier family wine estate of Chile. Full reviews are below the jump. Congratulations to the whole team at Errazuriz!

Viñedo Chadwick 2007
“The flagship is the 2007 Viñedo Chadwick, a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon cuvee. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it offers up a brooding bouquet of sandalwood, pencil lead, scorched earth, violets, exotic spices, blackcurrant, and blackberry. Full-bodied and dense on the palate, this is an opulent effort with layers of multi-dimensional flavors, plenty of ripe tannin, with all components in harmony. This lengthy effort will see its 30th birthday in fine form. Eduardo Chadwick has taken this wine on a world tour to blind taste it against the great wines of Bordeaux. His confidence is well placed.” 97 Wine Advocate

Don Maximiano 2007
“The 2007 Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve is composed of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Syrah that spent 20 months in new French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it surrenders an enticing nose of toasty new oak, graphite, scorched earth, cinnamon, clove, violets, blueberry, and blackberry. On the palate, it reveals a suave personality that combines elegance and power. Impeccably balanced, it has the structure to evolve for 4-6 years and should provide pleasure through 2027.” 94+ Wine Advocate

KAI 2007
The 2007 Kai is made up of 86% Carmenere, 7% Petit Verdot, and 6% Syrah aged in new French oak. Purple/black in color with a dramatic perfume of wood smoke, pencil lead, chocolate covered peppermint, earth notes, violets, blackcurrant, and blackberry. This leads to an opulent offering that combines elegance with power. Layered, with superb intensity and volume, and a lengthy, seamless finish, it is likely to have a lengthy evolution of 6-8 years and provide prime drinking from 2015 to 2027. 94 Wine Advocate

Syrah “La Cumbre” 2007
The so-called Icon wines begin with the 2007 Founder’s Reserve La Cumbre, a 100% Syrah cuvee aged in 100% new French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it exhibits an already complex, expressive nose of pain grille, pencil lead, mineral, licorice, smoked meat, blueberry, and blackberry. Dense, rich, and plush on the palate, this impeccably balanced, lengthy offering will evolve for 3-4 years and deliver a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2022. 93 Wine Advocate

Cabernet Sauvignon Single Vineyard 2008
The purple-colored 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Single Vineyard proffers a nose of mineral, pencil lead, spice box, blackcurrant, and blackberry. Tight on the palate, this structured Cabernet will profit from another 2-3 years of bottle age. It will deliver peak drinking from 2013 to 2020. 89+ Wine Advocate

Carmenère Single Vineyard 2008
The 2008 Carmenere Single Vineyard contains small amounts of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. It sports an expressive nose of mineral/earth notes, violets, soy, blackberry, and blueberry. On the palate, it is mouth-filling, chewy, and pleasure-bent. There is a bit of underlying structure suggesting that this tasty Carmenere might evolve for 1-2 years but it can be approached now. 90 Wine Advocate

Chardonnay Wild Ferment 2008
There is one white wine among the new releases, the 2008 Chardonnay Wild Ferment, which was barrel-fermented and aged in 21% new French oak. Light gold in color with an enticing perfume of buttered popcorn, mineral, baking spices, spiced apple, and pear, on the palate, it reveals a smooth texture, spicy flavors, and excellent balance. This excellent value can be enjoyed now and over the next 4 years. 90 Wine Advocate

Sauvignon Blanc Single Vineyard 2009
“A bit of barrel-fermentation, touch of minerality, cut grass, citrus, tropical notes, complex.” 90 Wine Advocate