The 2012 Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve, stands out for its bright violet-red colour. It shows aromas of fresh fruits such as raspberries, cassis and red currants, followed by spicy hints of black pepper and clove along with soft touches of truffles and subtle balsamic notes. It feels fresh on the palate, fruity and spicy, with notes of cedar, clove, cinnamon and a hint of pepper, all framed in a vibrant acidity that adds tension and freshness to the wine, contributing to its good balance and persistence. ¬Though still young, this is already a complex, elegant and subtle wine, which promises an excellent longevity due to its fine and firm tannins.
Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Carmenere, 8% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec
In the last few years, Errazuriz has been recognised as perhaps the single top quality producer of Chilean wines. Its wines were either the top-rated or shared the top rating in the last major Chilean reviews from the Wine Spectator, the Wine Advocate, and Tanzer.
As an estate winery, Viña Errazuriz strives to produce the finest wines by controlling every stage of the winemaking process, from grape growing in the Aconcagua, Casablanca and Curico valleys, to winemaking with the most natural techniques. An emphasis is placed on the delicate handling of the wines, with the aim of producing wines with elegance and complexity. It is this dynamism and passion for wine that has made Errazuriz such an internationally respected producer of quality wines.
“Few have done more to promote Chilean wine than Eduardo Chadwick, most notably with his blind comparisons with First Growths. In my opinion, what this estate will produce in the next twenty years will completely surpass the previous twenty years.” Robert Parker, Wine Advocate