After blending, the
wine was stabilized and lightly filtered before bottling. A full-bodied red with concentrated aromas and
flavors of sweet cherries, blackcurrants, fresh red fruit and toasty oak that is nicely balanced by firm
tannins and juicy acidity.
Steve Tanzer 90 points - The 2010 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is aged for 12 months in mainly French oak of which 20% are new. It has a lifted, espresso-tinged bouquet with fine definition. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe, supple tannins and strong, mocha-tinged notes towards the focused, harmonious finish. This is a fine Cabernet, although it is rather conservative. Drink now-2017. ”
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2010 ERRAZURIZ CABERNET SAUVIGNON SINGLE VINEYARD
"Vivid ruby. Sexy, expressive aromas of cassis, blackberry, licorice pastille and mocha. Dense, lush and supple, with expansive dark fruit flavors enlivened by peppery spices and tangy acidity. Finishes long and spicy, with fine-grained tannins and a lingering note of cocoa powder." Steve Tanzer 90 points
Estate-grown grapes from vineyards located just a few miles away from the Don Maximiano estate were
hand-picked and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine macerated for 12-20 days after
fermentation and then aged in French and American oak (33% new) for 6-8 months.
Don Maximiano Errazuriz founded Viña Errazuriz in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, 100 kms North of the Capital, Santiago. Recognising that this valley, with its cool, rainy winters, hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean breezes, was ideal for growing grapes, Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard.
Today, the tradition of quality lives on with Don Maximiano's descendant, Eduardo Chadwick. Eduardo is the fifth generation of his family to be involved in the wine business.
Eduardo has overseen the modernisation of the winemaking technology at this historic estate while maintaining a distinct identity for its wines. Dedicated to producing estate grown wines of superior quality, Errazuriz has built a reputation as the "Best of Chile".
Errazuriz's philosophy is best expressed by Don Maximiano who said, "From the best land, the best wine". As an estate winery, Viña Errazuriz strives to produce the finest wines by controlling every stage of the winemaking process, from grape growing in the Aconcagua, Casablanca and Curico valleys, to winemaking with the most natural techniques. An emphasis is placed on the delicate handling of the wines, with the aim of producing wines with elegance and complexity. It is his dynamism and passion for wine that has made Errazuriz such an internationally respected producer of quality wines.