The distinctive 2009 Maquis Lien is made from a finely tuned blend of 42% Cabernet Franc, 32% Syrah, 23% Carménère, 3% Petit Verdot. It is a generous red wine that reflects the character of the Hurtado family's special plot of land.
In Chile's native Mapuche language, lien means 'silver metal'—a reference to colonial Spanish coins that were once melted to make fine jewelry, like the lizard that adorns the Maquis label.
"Black-plum and apple-skin aromas are fruity and a bit raw. In the mouth, this blendof Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Carmenère and Petit
Verdot is full, properly tannic and loamy in feel. Dark-leaning flavors of licorice, peppery spice, chocolate and herbs finish with
classic Chilean notes of black olive and tobacco. "