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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Cousino Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Cousino Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 98804)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $15.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits 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:

This Antiguas Reservas' vintage shows an intense red color with hints of violet and burgundy. It has an expressive nose, with aromas of red berries and black cherries. In mouth, it is nice and fruity, with notes of ripe plum. Its rich acidity and soft tannins makes it a well structured and elegant wine.
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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.