Errazuriz

Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.2168 ratings
9.225 pro ratings
Aconcagua, Chile
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Carménère
Top Notes For
Garen Staglin

Perfectly balanced. Integrated. Much fruit. Many years to go

Perfectly balanced. Integrated. Much fruit. Many years to go

Mar 20th, 2018
David Singer

Sommelier/Wine Educator LibationEducation

9.2

Starts out a little tight/astringent and lots of pyrizine.
Opens up in 20mins. Tannin becomes silky with French oak, ripe blackberry, black plum/cherries and tobacco. Solid finish mod acid

Starts out a little tight/astringent and lots of pyrizine.
Opens up in 20mins. Tannin becomes silky with French oak, ripe blackberry, black plum/cherries and tobacco. Solid finish mod acid

Feb 21st, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2005 - cedar, classic, laurel. Juicy berries, very harmonious, great balance.

Vintage 2005 - cedar, classic, laurel. Juicy berries, very harmonious, great balance.

Nov 28th, 2017
Rob Mondavi

Owner/President of Winemaking Folio Fine Wine Partners

8.8

Tannins out of joint and not fully complete. Fruit is here but choppy.

Tannins out of joint and not fully complete. Fruit is here but choppy.

Oct 1st, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Deep purplish red. Dirtiness on the attack that dissipates quickly. Followed by a dark and juicy nose with sweet spices, cassis, graphite, black cherries, and light cigar box. Maybe even a touch metallic after an hour. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus bodied. Layers of blue fruit to start then black cherries, earthiness, licorice, and gravel. A touch dry. Long and gritty finish. Drink till 2023.

Deep purplish red. Dirtiness on the attack that dissipates quickly. Followed by a dark and juicy nose with sweet spices, cassis, graphite, black cherries, and light cigar box. Maybe even a touch metallic after an hour. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus bodied. Layers of blue fruit to start then black cherries, earthiness, licorice, and gravel. A touch dry. Long and gritty finish. Drink till 2023.

Jul 12th, 2017
Amy Morgan

If you don't believe that Chile is making interesting wines that have intense fruit and structure, take a look at this wine. Rich and lush with gorgeous black fruits (blackberries, black currants) blueberry pie, leather, dark chocolate, sage, toast and oak influences. This wine is full throttle, but the ripe tannins are balanced by the acidity. Not an ounce of green notes on this wine (my usual tell for chile) This wine could give Napa cabernet a run for its money....

If you don't believe that Chile is making interesting wines that have intense fruit and structure, take a look at this wine. Rich and lush with gorgeous black fruits (blackberries, black currants) blueberry pie, leather, dark chocolate, sage, toast and oak influences. This wine is full throttle, but the ripe tannins are balanced by the acidity. Not an ounce of green notes on this wine (my usual tell for chile) This wine could give Napa cabernet a run for its money....

1 person found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2015
Patrick Dolan

Wine is pretty old but holding up well. Very smooth and complex.

Wine is pretty old but holding up well. Very smooth and complex.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 12th, 2013
Noah Hart

Big, rich full bodied n full flavored!!

Big, rich full bodied n full flavored!!

Mar 23rd, 2017
Daron Watson

very focused w plum, pomegranate & blueberry flavors ~ like to see how this evolves over time

very focused w plum, pomegranate & blueberry flavors ~ like to see how this evolves over time

Mar 21st, 2017
Christanna Honer

Bar none best Chilean wine I've tried. No pyrazinic dominance; instead we've got lush dark fruit, chocolate, tobacco, leather, potting soil, manure, tree leaves, cedar, etc. and the structure of a fine Bordeaux.

Bar none best Chilean wine I've tried. No pyrazinic dominance; instead we've got lush dark fruit, chocolate, tobacco, leather, potting soil, manure, tree leaves, cedar, etc. and the structure of a fine Bordeaux.

Sep 3rd, 2016