Errazuriz Max Reserva Carmenere 2018
SKU: 06314

Errazuriz Max Reserva Carmenere 2018

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Category Red Wine
Region Chile, Aconcagua Valley
Brand Errazuriz
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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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I had not tasted the Carmenere from the Max vineyards for a while until they presented the still-unbottled 2018 Max Reserva Carmenere. The grapes were hand picked early in the morning and went through a sorting table before being crushed and put in stainless steel to ferment. The wine matured for 12 months in French oak barrels, 30% of them new. It's intensely herbal and spicy, varietal and defined, with clean aromas and focused flavors. The palate is juicy and tender, with moderate acidity and a soft mouthfeel. They expect some 165,000 bottles of this to be bottled in four to six lots from the same master blend.

Luis Gutierrez, February 28, 2020