Errazuriz Max Reserva Shiraz 2007

Yup another wine from the Chilean wine event. This is one of the few reds that caught my attention. The wine is dark in color, easy on the nose with some nice black fruit coming through. On the mid pallet are some lovely complex black fruits combined with noticeable alcohol. This is a young wine that has not had time to integrate and it shows. On the finish there are some lovely dry tannins with a medium finish. This is creaping up near that magic $20 figure. I would give it an 89 or so. This is definitely more of a syrah than a shiraz, little to no pepper. There are some smokey flavors to it as well. Not the most amazing bargain on the planet, not as much of a bargain as the whites I have been featuring but quite good none the less … Coming on the heels of the J. Lohr Syrah makes this a tough act to follow. For the money I would choose the J. Lohr, for the variety this is a nice choice!

From the LCBO web site:
ERRAZURIZ MAX RESERVE SHIRAZ LCBO 614750 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 17.85
Wine, Red Wine, 14.5% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content : 1
Made in: Chile, Chile By: Vina Errazuriz S.A

Tasting Note
Dark purple in colour; aromas of spice, wood & cigar; full-bodied with flavours of black cherry & spice; tannic finish.
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