Cousino-Macul Cabernet Sauvignon Antiguas Reservas 2013
"This wine shows the essence of the Cabernet Sauvignon. Totally fermented in stainless steel tanks, the emphasis is to maintain the vineyard’s character. It has lots of fruit, no wood and is extremely balanced, perfect to be offered by glasses. It also has the structure to accompany main dishes." -Winemaker's Notes
Editorial Reviews for Cousino-Macul Cabernet Sauvignon Antiguas Reservas
A fair amount of toasty oak greets the nose along with lots of dried herb character and black currant fruit. This is smooth and fairly opulent in the mouth with a nice base of rather well managed tannins and good acidity that supports lots of plummy and black currant fruit. This turns a bit extracted and bitter on the long finish. This has a certain blend of polish and extraction that will appeal to many but come off clumsily to me. 86pts
Four and a half glasses
Two and a half glasses
Dry and dusty blackberry, or is that blackcurant? and a light chocolate/vanilla aroma. Slightly jammy flavour makes its way through the dust with well rounded tannins giving a relatively smooth mouth feel. Finishes nicely, if a little quickly. $19.99 Cdn (and selected as best chilean cab sav sold in bc liquor stores in the $18-22 range by James Cluer).
Mouth-filling, tannic, and chewy, just like a good cab should be.
This wine is a great everyday wine if you like cabs. It is well rounded with great cab floavors and a nice finish. The alcohol isn't overwhelming like so many 15 dollar cabs and the fruit is soft and crisp.
External Reviews for Cousino-Macul Cabernet Sauvignon Antiguas Reservas
A well balanced, easy drinking wine with good varietal character. Aromatic with ripe cherry and plum flavors with just a hint of mint in the finish.
Aromas and flavors of balckberries, cherries and cocoa, ending with spices and black truffles.
A ripe and juicy style filled with plum and blueberry accents. Great with outdoor grilling and in particular, BBQ ribs.
Aromatic layers of spice and toast lead into flavors of blackberry, cherry and toasty oak. A medium-bodied wine, the texture is full and rich with well-integrated tannins that will stand up to smoked or grilled meats.
The 2010 Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon has a well-defined, slightly herbaceous bouquet with touches of cured meat, ash and cedar. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, fine acidity and an austere, masculine, saline finish. Drink 2013–2016.
Excellent quality from one of the most consistent wineries in Chile. This is a full-bodied, dark-fruited, earthy red wine with ripe tannins.