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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Cousino Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Cousino Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 94405)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $17.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 vintage represents the 79th year in which Cousiño-Macul has produced an Antiguas Reservas, the winery's signature wine. Since the debut in 1927, Antiguas Reservas has always been a limited selection of the very best Cabernet Sauvignon from the Cousiño-Macul estate vineyards. Over the years, Cousiño-Macul has maintained its classic style with this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon by combining New World ripeness with Old World elegance, finesse, and a framework to age long and well.

This wine is full of dark berry fruit aromas that give way to flavors of blackberry, blueberry and tobacco in the mouth. This is rich with a lingering finish full ripe fruit flavors. It can be enjoyed now or kept for additional taste for a decade at least.

"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."
-Wine Advocate

"A Cabernet in a classic style with notes of mocha, dried cherries, coffee and a bit of menthol. The palate is fresh with teh soft elegance of fine, firm tannins. For roast short ribs." 90 Points
Wine & Spirits

June 2009

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About Cousino Macul:

In 2006, Cousiño-Macul celebrated its 150th anniversary. The Cousiño family's wine estate in Santiago was established in 1856. Five years ago, the Cousiños moved many of their vines to a new estate at Buin, and built a new winery there. Few wine producers have the opportunity to make a completely new start, incorporating the best of their age-old experience, their unique vines from their personal greenhouse and the most contemporary technology available.

As the technology continues to advance in the vineyards and in the wineries around the world, Cousiño Macul has seized this opportunity and taken a grand leap into the future. Although moving quickly into the future, they take with them the most important part of their long history - their genetic plant material that was originally brought into Chile in 1863. The Cousiño's vineyard and winery in Macul became the proudest achievement of the family. The new vineyard and winery in Buin are now in the hands of the sixth generation.