With a bright and clean deep purple color, this wine offers a complex nose, in which notes of wild berries, blueberry, raspberry, and blackberry can be felt, as well as a subtle French oak aroma, in perfect balance with the fruit. In the mouth plum and strawberry, accompanied by a slight sweetness, principally from the merlot, can be found. It's intense, balanced and round, with ripe tannins and a long finish.
"The 2008 Finis Terrae is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 5% Syrah aged for 14 months in 65% new French barriques. It offers an enticing perfume of exotic spices, balsam wood, tobacco, lavender, and assorted red and black fruits. In the glass it displays enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years and will deliver prime drinking from 2013 to 2023. At the modest asking price, it is an outstanding value. "
The Wine Advocate
Earthy & Spicy
The wine is a pleasant, deep garnet color in the glass, and the nose is a fantastic blend of rich leather, mint, oak and ripe black fruit, black cherry, plum and blackberry. The taste is a lovely combination of spice and fruit on the outset, with some rich berry flavor and some pepper and warm spice. The spicy fruit transitions effortlessly to some earthy notes midpalate, with flavors of musty oak, grass and tart cherry. The tannins are very well structured, supporting a wonderfully tight, long, dry finish that seems to last until you're reaching for your next sip! See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/05/2008-cousino-macul-finis-terrae.html
2 stars, but just barely.