Ratings & Tasting notes:
93 points James Suckling
Lots of ripe fruit and toasted oak still on the nose. Some sweet oak, too. Full-bodied, layered and very ripe with a lovely finish.
Winemaker notes: Our 2000 Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserva displays spicy blackberry aromas and deep earthy characters, while the oak aging contributes integrated notes of toasted almonds, vanilla and coffee. On the palate, the ripe berry fruit is reminiscent of blackberry pie, together with black cherry, coffee and vanilla. Rich cigar, leather and an intriguing note of ripe black olives add complexity. Supple tannins create a silky texture and long finish. As it ages in the bottle, the wine is developing a touch of mint, which is characteristic of the Don Maximiano Estate. It should continue to improve in the bottle for at least 15 years.
Stored in a climate controlled cellar on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 75% humidity since purchase.
Label: No damage
Fill Level: Perfect