Cousino Macul Finis Terrae 2009

Bordeaux Red Blends from Chile, South America

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Item No. 110106
  • red wine
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Finis Terrae is a clear reflection of the Maipo Valley terroir expressed through the finest of Cousiño's Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from each vintage. It is a blend created by tasting hundreds of combinations of Cabernet and Merlot to achieve the ideal balance of fruit, acid, tannin, alcohol and oak.

Critical Acclaim

"A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Syrah from 80-year old vines apropos the Cabernet, the 2009 Finis Terrae is aged in French oak barrels for 14 months (65% new.) That oak is nicely integrated on the nose with blackberry, raspberry and cassis laced with tobacco and cedar. The palate is rounded and chewy on the ripe entry and builds nicely towards a supple blackberry, spice and white pepper finish that belies the structure underneath. "
90 Points

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Rating:
(11/20/2013)
3 1/2 stars, good/very good but not worth buying again.
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Rating:
(8/7/2013)
Sorry but Parker must have tasted different bottles than I did. The wine was full of tar & asphalt flavors, to the point that it was undrinkable. And yes it was the 2009 that I tasted. There might have been some good fruit in there if it wasn't overwhelmed by fresh road paving, so that's why I gave it 1 star
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Rating:
(4/28/2014)
Style: Earth & Spicy
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