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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Cousino Macul Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Cousino Macul Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
(search item no. 116817)

PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $11.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

With an intense and clear deep ruby red colour, this wine presents a marked bouquet of ripe berries and plums with herbaceous and slightly spicy notes. It is fresh to the palate, with good acidity and firm velvety tannins confirming all the previous fruitiness.

Due to its varietal characteristics, it is an ideal wine to accompany all types of fatty or medium spiced meats, such as beef or pork ribs in simple preparations, as well as cold cuts and medium-high flavored preparations.

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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.