Monday, 22 August 2011

Errázuriz Max Reserva 2007 Merlot (Aconagua Valley)

Tasted 19/08/2011. 14%. This is one of the middle level wines from Errazuriz. It's about £9-£10 retail in the UK and worth every penny. This wine is made from 20 year old vines from selected plots. This is an example of some of the 'older vines' that are now coming round in Chile. It is more elegant and sophisticated than the usual fruit-forward Chilean Merlot. This has a great deep ruby colour. The nose is full-on varietal Merlot with red fruits and a hint of herbs. The palate is a little tannic still and this wine needs longer....can we keep Chilean wines 10 years now? I wish I had another bottle...16.5 / 20. From 2011.

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