Errazuriz Max Reserva Chardonnay 2019
|Region||Chile, Aconcagua Valley|
I found the 2019 Max Chardonnay to be excellent and very affordable. It was produced with grapes from their Aconcagua Costa vineyards, picked early in the morning, the whole clusters pressed and the juice fermented in French oak barrels, 20% of them new, where the wine matured for 10 months. Approximately 30% of the volume went through malolactic fermentation. The wine has an austere profile that I like, and despite the oak and the warmer year, the wine comes through as fresh, with good ripeness, moderate alcohol (13.5%) and notable acidity. There is purity and precision here, the flavors are pristine and the finish long and mineral. This has to be one of the best Chardonnays in its price range.
Vibrant, attractive peaches and pears and a succulent palate that has a tart-citrus finish. 150th anniversary edition.