Errázuriz Syrah Max Reserva 2012, Aconcagua Valley

Errázuriz Syrah Max Reserva 2012, Aconcagua Valley

This Syrah comes from the superb ‘Max 2’ vineyard planted in the foothills of Chile's most famous mountain the Aconcagua.
It is made to the highest standards - careful selection of the grapes, expensive oak ageing and lots of love and attention make this a powerful and concentrated wine that should being drunk on special occasions or when you feel like spoiling yourself.
Aconcagua Valley
Drink now + 4 years

Decanter World Wine Awards 2010

Silver (2008)

International Wine Challenge 2010

Bronze (2008)

The Wine Gang

“This light, stylish wine has real clarity, with flavours of strawberry, cherry and cedar." (2007 Vintage)

The Wine Gang

"Dark blackcurrant pastille notes on the nose with intensity and a minty Twist. Rich and chocolately on the palate with a fresh streak of acidity and long lasting Spice and depth"

Aconcagua region of Chile

Perched just 40 miles northwest of Chile’s capital Santiago is the broad valley of Aconcagua, an area that has a two-way wind channel keeping the heat of the valley in check. The cool mountain air of the Andes sweeps down towards the coast, while in the opposite direction, ocean air is brought inland during the evenings.

The region was originally championed by leading producer Errazuriz and now many a notable producer has a presence here. Back in the early 1990s Aconcagua’s sub-region of Panquhue was the first place where Syrah was planted in the country, a grape variety that’s now taken the whole of Chile by storm.


Certainly one of France’s oldest grape varietals (where it is known as Syrah), with many believing it has been grown here since Roman times. It is responsible for some of the greatest reds in Northern Rhône, with plantings being increased in the south of France to improve blends. Whilst having not travelled the New World as much as Cabernet Sauvignon, it has proven very successful in Australia, Argentina and California.

Typically Syrah/Shiraz is very deep in colour and has blackberry fruit flavours. In cooler climates the tannin levels can be very high and the blackberry fruit can be accompanied by notes of black pepper and sometimes mint. Hot climate Syrah/Shiraz is more full bodied, with soft tannins and earthy, leathery flavours with spice notes that are more like liquorice and anise. Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz can age very well.

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Salads & Vegetables
This wine would work well with a Thai style beef salad or a shredded duck equivalent. It suits most barbecued and grilled meats so a Mexican dish would work well.
Fish & Seafood 
This wine is generally too heavy for fish and seafood.
Pasta & Other Sauces
Rich creamy sauces, such as cheesy carbonara, work well with this wine.
Casseroled game such as pheasant and venison work well with this wine but it is also perfectly suited to duck, beef, lamb and boar!
Herbs & Spices 
The strong flavours of black pepper, garlic and chives make an excellent match for this wine. It would also stand up well against mint, rosemary and thyme.
Spicy Foods 
Oaky wines can be tricky to pair but we think paprika flavoured foods would work well with this wine.
This wine works well with Brie, Camembert, Edam, Red Leicester and Chaume cheeses.
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