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8 August 2014 News

See below for a prominent New York area store that held a taste off of 85 Pinot Noirs below $25. They then offered their top six finishers, and coming in at number 2 is the Errazuriz Max Reserva Pinot Noir 2011 – “The surprise and bargain of our top 6, this is proof positive that they are starting to figure out where to plant Pinot Noir in Chile”. Good company, with Errazuriz the only import that made the cut.

Though it seems like there may be some slight confusion between the 2011 (which was grown in Casablanca) and the 2012 (which is now being sources from Aconcagua Costa), the message is pretty clear – the

Max Reserva is great juice!

 
4 August 2014 News

Wine & Spirits Magazine’s Fall 2014 special issue includes a section on guided tastings, focusing on the themes of yeast, malolactic fermention, carbonic maceration, oak and stems. Errazuriz, which ferments with both indigenous yeasts (for its Wild Ferment Chardonnay) and cultured yeasts (for its Estate Chardonnay), is featured in the panel about yeasts. Click here to read the tasting panel’s comments.

 
25 June 2014 News

James Suckling recently spent some time in Chile and just released an article on Chile and the “fine wine revolution”. He states outright: “the best wines of Chile are from the top families of the country, whether it’s Eduardo Chadwick of Sena, Vinedo Chadwick and Errazuriz…”. He then goes on to give huge reviews to Errazuriz, as below.

• Vinedo Chadwick 2011: 97 Points
• Vinedo Chadwick 2010: 95 Points
• Don Maximiano 2011: 95 Points
• Don Maximiano 2010: 94 Points
• Kai 2011: 92 Points
• Chardonnay Wild Ferment Aconcagua Costa 2013: 95 Points

Click here to read his full article! (subscription-only).

 
19 February 2014 Feature, News

The Wine Enthusiast published an article by Michael Schchner entitled, “The Accidental Wine”. Schachner’s article is all about Carmenere and it’s “comfortable home in Chile’s warm valleys”. Giving 12 examples of Carmenere that show a bright future for the variety, the Errazuriz 2010 Kai was on the list with a 90 point score! Click here to read the full article and see the tasting review below.

 

90 Points Errazuriz 2010 Kai (Aconcagua Valley) “This absurdly priced Carmenère is always one of Chile’s best, and this vintage is just fine, with cherry, cassis, graphite, herb and eucalyptus-like green aromas. The palate is chunky and round in feel, with solid acidity and plump, herbal flavors of berry fruits, olive and spice.”

 
11 February 2014 News

Don Maximiano has once again been named the Best Wine of Chile in the Annual Wines of Chile Awards (AWoCA), the country’s leading wine competition. See below for a quote from winemaker Francisco Baettig accepting the award. For more details on the competition, click here to download a copy of Errazuriz’s latest newsletter, “Good to Know.”

“Receiving this important award for the second consecutive year confirms the consistency of this Chilean classic. That consistency is essential for building a sense of national image and is also motive for pride and my appreciation for the dedication and efforts of the team I work with.”

– FRANCISCO BAETTIG –
Viña Errázuriz Enological Director
Best Winemaker of Chile, 2011

 
12 December 2013 News

The Digital Journal released an article featuring the 11th Annual Wines of Chile Awards, the premier wine tasting event that showcases the best of Chilean wines. “Over 657 Chilean wines were tasted during the week-long competition — more than any other year in its running — by a panel of highly esteemed judges, resulting in the record-high award of 93 gold medals. Silver medals were awarded to 322 wines, comprising nearly half of the wines in show and representing the exceptional caliber of Chile’s ever-growing wine industry.” Errazuriz 2011 Don Maximiano won the highest honor of “Best in Show”, its second consecutive medal, and “Best Premium Red”. Click here to read the full article.

 
7 November 2013 News

The Drink Business published a great article on how Francisco Baettig of Errazuriz has developed his approach to growing and vinifying Pinot Noir.  Specific reference is made to the Pinot that Errazuriz grows in their Aconcagua Costa vineyard, which is the source of the Max Reserva Pinot Noir 2012 we are selling both DI and domestically.  Also mentioned is the Chardonnay grown in their Costa vineyard region, which is the source of the Max Reserva Chardonnay 2012. To read the full article click here.

 

 
9 October 2013 News

The winter 2013 issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine features the Top 100 Wineries of the Year for their exemplary performances through the year for particular regions. Of the 100, there were 5 of our very own having a featured profile which were, Domaine des Baumard, E. Guigal, Errazuriz, Lucien Le Moine, and Schiopetto. You can see all of their featured profiles by clicking the images below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
20 September 2013 News

A full size photo of Errazuriz winemaker Francisco Baettig in TheDrinkBusiness.com article on how Chile’s “big guns” are approaching sparkling wine.  Francisco is as always honest, quality-minded, and very high on the Aconcagua Costa region that is the source of our Max Reserva Sauvignon Blanc and, now with the 2012 vintages, Max Reserva Chardonnay and Max Reserva Pinot Noir. Click here to read the full article.

 
5 September 2013 News

Today’s Washington Post Lifestyle “Food” section featured an article entitled “Wines that can grab your attention”. Of the 5 wines mentioned, 2 were Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 and Max Reserva Chardonnay 2011. Both wines recieved 2 Stars for “Excellent” and the reviews are as follows. You can read the full article by clicking here.

“Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

★★

Aconcagua Valley, Chile, $15

Errazuriz is famous as one of Chile’s top producers of cabernet sauvignon, and this wine does not disappoint. The new Max Reserva line combines its previous reserve wines and single-vineyard bottlings. This wine shows the black currant and berry flavor typical of cabernet, with good oak flavor that supports but does not overshadow the fruit. Great with grilled burgers or steaks. 14 percent.

Errazuriz Max Reserva Chardonnay 2011

★★

Casablanca Valley, Chile, $15

Toasty oak, followed by peach, caramel and even some tropical citrus dominate the aromas of this dexterous wine. The flavor starts with the oak notes then yields quickly to the tropical fruits and lemon curd, before turning toward the caramel flavors. 13.5 percent.”