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."
"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
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