Errazuriz MAX Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2017 / 750 ml.

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JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Friday, April 5, 2019
The currant and flower-leaf aromas are pungent here, yet they’re not overdone. Medium to full body and juicy fruit. Round tannins. Hints of walnuts. Firm yet very drinkable. Drink or hold.
WE8787 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 11/1/2019
Green notes of tobacco, eucalyptus and plum are edgy but typical of many Chilean Cabernets. On the palate, this feels full but cut by tomatoey acidity. Mild green flavors drive a competent finish.

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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc

Chile | Aconcagua

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MAX this is one of the world’s great values in quality Cabernet Sauvignon and, beyond that, a Cabernet that utterly reflects where it is grown. A perfect package of fresh and savory fruits and spices within a frame of juicy and supple tannins that offer both pleasure and structure.

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JS92 92 pts. / JamesSuckling.com (Friday, April 5, 2019)

The currant and flower-leaf aromas are pungent here, yet they’re not overdone. Medium to full body and juicy fruit. Round tannins. Hints of walnuts. Firm yet very drinkable. Drink or hold.

WE87 87 pts. / Wine Enthusiast (11/1/2019)

Green notes of tobacco, eucalyptus and plum are edgy but typical of many Chilean Cabernets. On the palate, this feels full but cut by tomatoey acidity. Mild green flavors drive a competent finish.

Description / Errazuriz MAX Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2017 / 750 ml.

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MAX this is one of the world’s great values in quality Cabernet Sauvignon and, beyond that, a Cabernet that utterly reflects where it is grown. A perfect package of fresh and savory fruits and spices within a frame of juicy and supple tannins that offer both pleasure and structure.

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Country / Chile

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With its stunning, snowy mountains and beautiful beaches, Chile would be captivating even if it wasn’t turning out some of the most interesting and accessible wines in the world. But large producers like Concha y Toro and Casa LaPostolle have put Chile on the wine map with their complex yet value-driven Merlots and Cabernets, and lately smaller regions like Maipo, Casablanca, and the Bio Bio Valley have become more widely available.

Now, Syrah, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, and even that elusive beast of the wine world--affordable Pinot Noir—have joined the ranks of Chile’s most famous offerings. And don’t forget Chile’s signature grape, Carmenere--a peppery, purpley beast that goes wonderfully with grilled meat dishes. Best of all, Chile offers some of the best value in the world, with many outstanding wines selling for under $12.

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SKU 74603
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Errázuriz MAX Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva
Country Chile
Region Aconcagua
Product Location - Location-Appellation Aconcagua
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 13.5%
Wine/Spirit Brand Errázuriz
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2017
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Primary Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, May 12, 2016
Aromas of ripe strawberry and light stone follow through to medium to full body, silky tannins and a fresh, bright finish. Drink or hold.

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Primary Grape: Pinot Noir

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JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Friday, March 16, 2018
Aromas of cooked apples and pie crust and floral undertones make for a ripe nose. Full and soft on the palate with plenty of fleshy stone fruit, but the crunchy acidity carries this through to a driven finish. Drink now. Screw cap.
RP9191 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st Oct 2018
The first Chardonnay I tasted from Errázuriz, the 2017 Max Reserva Chardonnay has moderate alcohol and high acidity, produced in an austere, mineral and fresh style. It fermented in oak barrels, with some 30% of the volume going through malolactic, and then it matured in barriques for 11 months. I was really impressed by this wine, which set the pace for the style of the 2017s. It was a warm year, and they managed to take advantage of that to get their fruit to ripen early by controlling yields, and they think they really got the harvesting dates right. The wines are sharp and fresh, unlike the general character of the year. They didn’t have any influence from the terrible fires that decimated the country. In fact, in Aconcagua Costa 2016 was slightly warmer than 2017. This has the pure and fresh style they are getting famous for—crisp, with integrated oak, transparency, verticality and minerality on a vibrant and focused palate. Great Chardonnay at a great price. 150,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2018.

Chile | Aconcagua | Aconcagua Costa

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Primary Grape: Chardonnay

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WE8989 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 6/1/2017
Pungent stony citrus aromas include a distinct whiff of passion fruit. This feels tight, crisp and elegant on the palate, while slightly salty citrus flavors suggest grapefruit and sea brine. A briny finish retains snap and freshness.

Chile | Aconcagua | Aconcagua Costa

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Primary Grape: Sauvignon Blanc

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JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, June 3, 2021
A medium-bodied red with currants, spices and some dried flowers. Creamy and chewy. Pretty fruit. Drink now.

Chile | Aconcagua

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Primary Grape: Carménère

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