Errazuriz - La Cumbre - Syrah

Colour: Red
Country: chile
Producer: errazuriz
Grape: Syrah
Region: aconcagua valley
Vintage
Size

92 Points - The Wine Advocate

"The 2011 La Cumbre is a riper version of the Syrah Single Vineyard, produced from Syrah grapes from two hectares in Aconcagua on the hilltop of the Don Maximiano slope (hence the name La Cumbre, which means -the hilltop- in Spanish) planted at 10,000 plants per hectare. Blended together with other grapes mainly from Aconcagua Costa, the 2011 is aromatic and quite showy, with floral notes, (violets, dried roses), blueberries, a touch of smoked bacon, good acidity and intensity of flavors in the medium to full-bodied palate. The oak is perfectly integrated (despite 45% of the barrels being new where it aged for 20 months). I see good depth, complexity and Syrah character here, getting closer to a Southern Rhone, warmer Syrah in style." - Luis Gutiérrez

Winemaker’s Notes

Dark, ruby red with violet hues. La Cumbre Syrah 2015 offers aromas reminiscent of rosemary, dill, along with black cherries, blueberry pie and a sweet note of clover. The wine coats the palate with black fruit including blackberries and blueberries, complemented with cherries and raspberries that mingle with delicate notes of caramel and incense. In the mouth it is fresh and juicy, and its fine-grained tannins finish this wine with a long and lovely persistence.

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

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