- Written by Nick Breeze Nick Breeze
- Published: 16 May 2016 16 May 2016
Chilean wine is breaking into markets all over the world and disrupting them with a huge combination of great value, high quality and variation.
Errazuriz is one of the leading brands exporting wine around the world and is gaining a reputation for delivering rich complex wines for just about any occasion.
Here we meet with EMEA Director, Rodrigo Plass, to taste the 30th anniversary wine celebrating the man who made it all happen in the first place, Don Maximiano Errazuriz. This wine take his name, along with the appendage, ‘Founder’s Reserve’.
A blend of 80% cabernet Sauvignon, 10% merlot and the remaining 10% malbec and petit verdot, the Founder’s Reserve is rich, with ripe zinging tannin and plenty of ageing potential. Drinking this now will make your mouth weep a little as it still way too young.
Rodrigo reckons that for full fruit appreciation this can be drunk from 2020, however, if, like the winemaker, you are after a more integrated oak/fruit balance, then wait a while longer, until 2027.
Given the choice, it might be wise to buy a case and start opening 1 a year from 2020, watching the wine evolve each year as time passes.
We’ll be drinking more Errazuriz, no doubt, in the interim so stay tuned!
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