Friday, January 29, 2021

Errazuriz MAX Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

This Chilean Cabernet, along with Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso, was chosen to accompany the tenderloin of beef main course at the AWS/Taster's Guild dinner. From vineyards in the Aconcagua Valley at the foot of the Andes mountains, the grapes are crushed and fermented in stainless steel, then aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, 30%  of them new.

Bright ruby with some purple tones. Typical Cab aromas and flavors of currants, plums and only a hint of oak. I also detect an undertone of celery and green herbs that is not to my liking. The wine is very pleasant to drink right now, and I suspect that the green qualities will become less noticeable with a few years in the bottle.

Recognized by some writers as one of the world's great values in Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine sells for $16.79 for those attending the event.

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