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Errazuriz - Sauvignon Blanc Late Harvest ( 375ml) 2017 (Half Bottle)

Information

  • Country: Chile
  • Wine Maker: Francisco Baettig
  • Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Grape Percentage: 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Gewürztraminer, 5% Semillón.
  • Alcohol Percentage: 11.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 375
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
Bin End Limited Stock: (7 btls)
WA: 87 (2011) VS: 91 (2008) WE: 87 (2007)

Wine tasting notes

A Late Harvest with a beautiful bright golden yellow colour and a lively style. Citrus notes stand out on the nose along with fruit such as apricots and papaya, elegant oral notes and ginger-like tones. Smooth textured on the palate with an impressive creaminess that balances the crispness from its lively acidity with the sweetness typical of this style of wine. With its excellent persistence and pleasing acidity, this wine promises a lengthy cellaring potential.

Winery Information

Errazuriz

Begun in 1870 by Don Maximiano Err?zuriz in the tiny town of Panquehue, Errazuriz vineyards was, not long after its founding, one of the largest single-owner wine estates in the world, with 1730 acres planted in an area largely unknown for viticulture in Chile at the time. Don Maximiano was used to making big bets, however. As the part owner of the country's primary copper producer and the owner of the country's primary natural gas producer, Don Maximiano did not do anything half-heartedly. As.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2011)87 pts

eRobertParker.com #204. Dec 2012. Reviewer : Neal Martin. The 2011 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc is blended with 10% Gewurztraminer and 5% Viognier with half the crop aged in French oak. The nose is well-defined and pure with light honey, tropical fruit and beeswax, while the palate has an unctuous opening and good acidity. It offers ripe marmalade and honey laced with candied orange peel, though the finish is lacking some complexity and tension. Drink now-2015.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2008)91 pts

May/June '11. By Josh Raynolds. (375 ml.) Bright yellow-gold. Apricot and peach nectar on the nose, with complicating floral and spice nuances. Sweet and sappy but energetic, offering honeyed pit fruit and tangerine flavors and a hint of cinnamon. Quite lithe for a sweet wine. Finishes with very good cut and spicy persistence. This has 100 grams per liter of residual sugar and comes in at 11.5% alcohol.

Wine Enthusiast (2007)87 pts

“Scattered on the nose, with peach and honey notes. More solid on the palate, where bitter orange, banana and honey flavors vie for center stage. Loses some intensity and clarity on the finish, but there’s enough vital acidity throughout to keep it moving in the right direction. A good dessert wine for simple settings."— M.S. (3/1/2010)

Vinification Notes

The grapes are hand picked to carefully select only the most appropriate bunches in accordance with their degree of botrytization. The fruit is whole cluster pressed and 89% is fermented in stainless steel tanks at 15º-17ºC (59º-62.6ºF). The remainder is fermented in used French oak barrels at 16º-22ºC (60.8º-71.6ºF). This portion lends greater texture and volume to the palate in the final blend. The fermentation process advances slowly, and because the initial must is so concentrated, the wine reaches an 11.5º alcohol level while still conserving a very high residual sugar content (135 g/l), which provides the special characteristics of a dessert wine. The Sauvignon Blanc portion of this wine contributes characteristics of citrus, stone fruits, and honey, while the Gewürztraminer lends an unctuous mouthfeel and delicate floral notes for complexity in the final blend. Approximately a third (32%) of the lots was aged in used French oak barrels for 7 months.