2017 vintage have an immense sense of purity, minerality, intensity and structure.
Tasting Notes: A wonderful Bordeaux inspired blend. The 2017 vintage of Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve captivates with aromas reminiscent of red fruits such as cherries and raspberries. Further back some nice notes of cocoa and clove appear, culminating with a slight floral hint which suggests violets. Aligned with what is perceived on the nose the palate offers cherries, raspberries and cassis flavours, plus the sweet notes of cocoa and clove. The wine has great tension and juiciness.
The 2017 vintage was characterized by a mild and dry winter, followed by a very sunny and warm summer, finalized by an early harvest. As a result the vintage blessed us with wines with sophistication that beautifully balance fruit concentration, structure and depth mainly given the season’s particularly low yields. The wines of 2017 have an immense sense of purity, minerality, intensity and structure.
To best express the terroir of the Aconcagua Valley, and to increase the wine’s complexity, percentages of Malbec, Petit Verdot, Carmenere and Cabernet Franc were added to the final blend to make it a truly complex wine.
Drinking well now, and will continue well into the late 2020's.
“Currants, flowers, sandalwood and crushed stone. Some cocoa. Medium to full body and linear, tight tannins. Bright and fresh. Energetic. Shows serious tension and focus. Excellent finish.” James Suckling : 96 Points
Food Match : Grilled Red Meats, Pizza & Pasta - tomato based, hearty Meat Stews, Mild Creamy Cheeses and hard, Mature Cheeses.
Grape : 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Malbec, 8% Carmenere, 7% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc
Producer : Vina Errazuriz
Country : Aconcagua Valley, Chile