+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founders Reserve 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

The Cabernet Sauvignon selected for this vintage was sourced from the Max I, II and V vineyards of the Don Maximiano Estate, which were planted in 1978 (Max I) and 1993 (Max II and V). The Cabernet Franc, Shiraz and Petit Verdot come from Max I. The vineyards are planted on 5°-25° slopes that face north and northeast. The soils of the Max I vineyard consist of a thin layer of pulverized granite, while those of Max II are of colluvial origin with 30-40% stone compound. These soil profiles ensure excellent drainage and a low-to-medium vigour potential for the vines, which results in an excellent balance between vegetative growth and crop load. Max V’s deep alluvial soils with 50% stones provide excellent drainage and produces well-balanced vines of moderate vigour. Intense ruby red in colour, this wine boasts a distinctive nose with aromas of cassis, truffles, black fruits, such as blueberry, along with delicate balsamic notes, black pepper, green olives, and a light touch of chocolate that lends great complexity.The vines are trellised to vertical shoot position and are spur or cane pruned depending on the variety and the terroir. Aerial photography allows us to divide the vineyard by vigour and harvest in accordance with the progress of maturation in each specific lot. Black currant and blackberry come through on the palate along with a touch of toast. Firm tannins integrate well with the oak, and pleasing acidity lends freshness and elegance. This is a well-structured wine with a long finish that will continue to soften and gain complexity in the bottle. Cellar up to 10 years from vintage.

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
0 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Founders Wine Cellar:
Founders Wine Cellar is a winery and wine tasting destination in Baroda, Michigan. Wine Master and Owner, Leonard Olson planted the first European wine grapes in the Midwest. Visit us or checkout our website at http://www.founderswinecellar.com.

External Reviews for Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founders Reserve

External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
06/16/2010

Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve 2006 - Errázuriz: Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve 2006 - Rotwein von ErrázurizDieser Errázuriz Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve ist das absolute Aushängeschild dieses Weinguts. Im Juli 2008 errang er in Peking beim legendären 'The Berlin Tasting' Platz 1 noch vor dem Château Mouton Rothschild 2004 und weiteren Franzosen und Italienern. Diesen Wein sollte jeder Weinkenner probiert haben. Er zeigt im Glas ein dichtes Granatrot und in der Nase einen intensiven Duft nach reifen schwarzen Beeren, wie etwa Blaubeere und Brombeere. Wir finden auch Anklänge von Trockenobst und Aromen von Zedern Tabak und Muskatnuss geben ihm Komplexität. Am Gaumen erscheint er sehr konzentriert mit einem mittelkräftigen bis kräftigen Körper. Die Säure ist sehr harmonisch in den Wein integriert. Die kräftigen Aromen von Trockenfrüchten, Blaubeeren, Tabak, Schokolade und Zedern ergänzen sich am Gaumen in einem komplexen Aromenspiel. Auch die Untertöne von Vanille, Karamell und Toast verführen uns endgültig. Im ewig langen Finale finden wir sehr klare Fruchtaromen und Anklänge an Schokolade. Die Tannine sind sehr kraftvoll, legen sich aber mit ein wenig Flaschenreife, dann wird sich auch das Holz feiner integrieren. Trinkt sich sehr gut zu Rinderbraten mit Portweinsauce und marinierten Lammkoteletts.Weingut: ErrázurizLand: ChileRegion: AconcaguaRebsorten: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% ShirazAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 Vol. %Säuregehalt: 6,0 g/lRestsüße: 2,5 g/lInhalt: 0,75 lEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18°CFassreife: in Barriques gereift (18 Monate)Lagerfähigkeit: 7 - 10 Jahre ab Jahrgang Auszeichnungen Errázuriz Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve 2006:?Beste Kellerei Chiles? - IWSC, November 2008 Rotwein > Chile > Aconcagua Valley


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Errázuriz Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve 2006: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, lagerfähig 7 - 10 Jahre ab Jahrgang, in Barriques gereift (18 Monate)Jahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: AconcaguaWeingut: ErrázurizRebsorte: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit verdo, 5% Shiraz Restzucker: 2,5 g/LiterRestsäure: 6 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein



The Cabernet Sauvignon selected for this vintage was sourced from the Max I, II and V vineyards of the Don Maximiano Estate, which were planted in 1978 (Max I) and 1993 (Max II and V). The Cabernet Franc, Shiraz and Petit Verdot come from Max I. The vineyards are planted on 5°-25° slopes that face north and northeast. The soils of the Max I vineyard consist of a thin layer of pulverized granite, while those of Max II are of colluvial origin with 30-40% stone compound. These soil profiles ensure excellent drainage and a low-to-medium vigour potential for the vines, which results in an excellent balance between vegetative growth and crop load. Max V’s deep alluvial soils with 50% stones provide excellent drainage and produces well-balanced vines of moderate vigour. Intense ruby red in colour, this wine boasts a distinctive nose with aromas of cassis, truffles, black fruits, such as blueberry, along with delicate balsamic notes, black pepper, green olives, and a light touch of chocolate that lends great complexity.The vines are trellised to vertical shoot position and are spur or cane pruned depending on the variety and the terroir. Aerial photography allows us to divide the vineyard by vigour and harvest in accordance with the progress of maturation in each specific lot. Black currant and blackberry come through on the palate along with a touch of toast. Firm tannins integrate well with the oak, and pleasing acidity lends freshness and elegance. This is a well-structured wine with a long finish that will continue to soften and gain complexity in the bottle. Cellar up to 10 years from vintage.

Photos

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Merlot Top Lists







Snooth Media Network