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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Cousino Macul Estate Merlot 2008
Cousino Macul Estate Merlot 2008
(search item no. 101875)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $7.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep garnet, this Merlot has black cherry and earthy notes. Medium bodied with excellent balance and structure, it displays fresh herb, cherry, and tobacco leaf flavors. This Merlot is a perfect accompaniment for pasta, roasted turkey, chicken and pork loin. It's especially good with creamy cheeses, like Brie and Camembert.
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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.