In his latest post, “Chile Continues to Punch Above Its Weight,” Alder Yarrow of Vinography.com discusses a recent trip to Errazuriz. He had the wonderful opportunity to taste through nearly the entire portfolio. He says that “value in Chile doesn’t just exist at the level of $10 wine. It extends quite a ways up the price scale. And this represents great news for American wine lovers, especially those who are looking for a great bottle of wine, but would prefer something a bit more mainstream…The punchline: if you want to spend $25 and get a killer bottle of Cabernet or Pinot Noir, Chile has you covered.”
We'll go out in a limb here and say that this is one of the world's great values in quality Cabernet Sauvignon and, beyond that, a Cabernet that utterly reflects where it is grown. A perfect package of fresh and savory fruits and spices within a frame of juicy and supple tannins that offer both pleasure and structure.
Maximiano Errazuriz founded Errazuriz in 1870 in the foothills of Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Andes Mountains and the Western Hemisphere. Recognizing that this valley, with its hot, dry summers and cool Pacific Ocean breezes, was ideal for growing grapes, he 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 on with Don Maximiano’s descendant, Eduardo Chadwick.
Aconcagua Valley, Chile
Errázuriz is recognized as perhaps the single top quality producer of Chilean wines, within recent years alone Eduardo Chadwick, President, named Decanter Man of the Year 2018, and the winery awarded Best Chilean Winery 2017 by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.