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Great Wines, Great Values: Why You Should Revisit Chile’s Best Wine Labels

February 16, 2021

Forbes contributor Larry Olmsted published a fantastic Errazuriz brand feature story following a 150th anniversary Zoom tasting, hosted by Owner Eduardo Chadwick and Chief Winemaker Francisco Baettig. The experience celebrated the family owned winery’s milestone anniversary and focused on the estate’s Icon wine, Don Maximiano.

The story offers insights on how Errazuriz has helped to put Chilean wines on the global stage, sharing some of its accolades over the years, as well as outlining the new, state-of-the-art winery built specifically for the brand’s luxury wines. He elaborates on Chile’s climate, coastal proximity and its terroir to further underscore its ability to produce world-class wines.

Leading with Don Maximiano, he says it is best described “as a “Super Chilean,” this is a big, primarily cabernet sauvignon red wine, the kind worth ordering at fancy steakhouse. Speaking about the most recent 2017 vintage,  “it remains a big, steak-worthy red, but with more sophistication, along the lines of a top Bordeaux, and spent 22 months in French oak. It is typically hard to balance this level of full-bodied ripe fruitiness with elegance, but this wine pulls it off and is one of those rare collectible-worthy bottles that can be enjoyed right now or laid down for years and will only get better.”

Sharing a full overview of the range, Olmsted also offers high praise to the MAX wines. The story ends with this powerful statement: “In an ever changing, fast growing – and increasingly confusing – world if wines, I put a high value on reliability, consistency and easy consumer choices, and that’s the case with Errazuriz – remember one name and you won’t go wrong.” Read the full story HERE

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    Errázuriz Don Maximiano 2017

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    Introduced with the 1983 vintage, Don Maximiano was among the first of the new generation of “Super-Chileans.” The flagship for the estate and a global symbol of how distinct and extraordinary the wines of Chile can be, this world class Cabernet oozes with irresistible fruit that is detailed, balanced and long.

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    Errázuriz MAX Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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    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.

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    Errázuriz MAX Carmenere 2017

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    The grape long-lost in Bordeaux that has become a unique signature in Chile, MAX Carmenere is captivating with aromas of spice and black fruit on the nose, along with black pepper, toast and a long, silky palate. This voluptuous, juicy wine is generous in soft tannins, and its tremendous concentration and typicity promise excellent cellaring potential.

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    Errázuriz MAX Chardonnay 2019

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    One of Francisco Baettig’s favorite varietals to work with, year after year MAX Chardonnay is noted for its crispness and lively acidity. The exceptional soils and cool ocean breeze provide optimal conditions for Chardonnay in Errazuriz' coastal vineyards, located just 8 miles from the Pacific. Th­e diverse soils control plant vigor, producing fruit that is balanced yet intensely concentrated, with a beautiful fresh citrus and mineral profile.

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    Hailing from a daring planting nearly 15 years ago of vineyards fewer than ten miles from the Pacific Ocean, MAX Pinot Noir is a stunning expression of Pinot Noir that we believe makes it one of the highest quality, most interesting, and most original Pinot Noirs available at its price from anywhere in the world.

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