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Cousiño-Macul Merlot Antiguas Reservas 2006

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`The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Antiguas Reservas is 100% varietal and saw time in barrique. It is purple-colored with a slightly brooding nose of black currant and blackberry. This leads to a medium to full-bodied wine with some elegance excellent depth and savory flavors. It has enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years but can be enjoyed now. It will be at its best from 2010 to 2018.` 90 points Wine Advocate

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Varietal: Merlot
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Cousiño-macul:
The Cousiño Macul winery is today governed by the sixth generation, direct descendents of its founder, Matías Cousiño. Like their predecessors, these Cousiños are making their mark in history by pushing quality to the limit and thereby securing Cousiño Macul's position as Chile's leading family-owned winery. As said by Arturo Cousiño, Chairma... Read more
The Cousiño Macul winery is today governed by the sixth generation, direct descendents of its founder, Matías Cousiño. Like their predecessors, these Cousiños are making their mark in history by pushing quality to the limit and thereby securing Cousiño Macul's position as Chile's leading family-owned winery. As said by Arturo Cousiño, Chairman of the Board of Directors, "Our objective is to produce world-class wines that are authentically Chilean, wines that have true varietal character and express the unique terroir of the Maipo Valley ". Read less

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
4.00 5
05/13/2008

Deep cherry oak on the nose, the mouth begins with smoked wood and ash followed by stone fruit and currant. The warmth lingers, and a small to moderate residual sugar fills it out. This wine is very good for the price. The tannins are a bit under-ripe, I may try this one again.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
05/15/2008

Note: this was 24 hours after opening. Earthy and leathery nose, in the mouth the fruit (black cherry) was still decent. There was a lot of coffee and licorice notes, the coffee really dominated. Firm tannins, even after this length of time open. Finish was short, but like i said it had been open a while. Prob best to try this again in 6 months - it is just an 06.


Snooth User: WineGent
81275201
3.00 5
08/04/2008

It is straw colored and pours cleanly. The nose is pear, citrus, apple, white flowers and a bit of toast. Although aged in oak, this is not an oaky chardonnay. The flavor of apple,pear and grapefruit are nicely balanced. The finish reveals a whiff of oak, but wonderfully integrated and balanced. This balance is rare in a wine in this price range.

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  • Snooth User: veeownyeah
    115951169
    3.50 5
    01/01/2010

    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).


    Snooth User: Oenophilus
    33302122
    3.00 5
    12/23/2007

    Kind of a crowd pleaser. Pears, matchstick, kettle corn, and lemon aromas come out of this clear and bright pale straw colored wine. It enters the mouth with mild citrus and golden delicious apples surrounded by oak and weight down by butter. Luckily the well-balanced acids keep your interest well into the long finish. A great bargain Would I drink this regularly? Why not? But, in reality, it isn't my cup of Chard so I probably wouldn't.


    Snooth User: bro brummell
    15940293
    3.00 5
    05/02/2009

    Mouth-filling, tannic, and chewy, just like a good cab should be.


    Snooth User: storms38
    18499535
    3.00 5
    05/24/2009

    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.


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    External Reviews for Cousiño-Macul Merlot Antiguas Reservas

    External Review
    06/26/2007

    Excellent quality from one of the most consistently good wineries of Chile. Full-bodied, dark-fruited, earthy with ripe tannins.


    External Review
    01/15/2009

    Blackberry, blueberry and a light toasted aroma, the taste has a blackberry basis assembled with laurel and tobacco leaves. The tannins provide an additional richness in the after taste mainly of ripe fruits, blended with a toasted flavour. It can be enjoyed now or kept for additional taste for a decade at least.


    External Review
    03/05/2009

    One of the best values in Cabernet Sauvignon. It has remarkable concentration and style with blackberry and plum fruit characteristics with notes of violets and chocolate. A Chilean First Growth.


    External Review
    03/05/2009

    Deep and dark, this red blend is complex. Blackberries, violets and cocoa abound in the bouquet with cherries, rosemary and black truffle appearing on the palate. Lengthy, spicy finish with subtle tannins.


    External Review
    01/17/2009

    Wine Tasting NotesPale straw in color, this wine offers lively aromas of golden delicious apples, lime, pink grapefruit and a hint of hazelnuts and creme brulee from the barrel fermentation. On the palate, it is rich and viscous with flavors of apples, vanilla, tropical fruit and minerals. It finishes pleasantly long with the apple fruit and subtle minerality lingering to the end. This is a food-friendly wine that can be enjoyed with crab cakes, roasted chicken and pan fried fish.


    External Review
    10/06/2009

    90RP see above next screen for discounted case price


    External Review
    02/24/2010

    Cousino Macul Cabernet Sauvignon Antiguas Reservas 2006: Dekantier-Empfehlung (30 min. vorher belüften), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate), lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Maipo ValleyWeingut: Cousino MaculRebsorte: 100% Cabernet SauvignonRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 5,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein


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    `The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Antiguas Reservas is 100% varietal and saw time in barrique. It is purple-colored with a slightly brooding nose of black currant and blackberry. This leads to a medium to full-bodied wine with some elegance excellent depth and savory flavors. It has enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years but can be enjoyed now. It will be at its best from 2010 to 2018.` 90 points Wine Advocate

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