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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Cousino Macul Antiguas Reservas Chardonnay 2008
Cousino Macul Antiguas Reservas Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 98383)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A brilliant golden color, sharp and clear. An intense and delicate bouquet, the dominating fruits are pineapple and melon, with faint touches of vanilla. The elegant oak combines perfectly with the fruit and the acidity. On the palate, it is friendly, very elegant and flavorful. The good alcohol content goes well with the slickness of this long and delicate wine.

A very good companion for tuna or steak tartar, smoked salmon, sashimi, seafood pasta with cream sauce, and for most fatty, grilled fish such as swordfish and tuna.

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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.