Cousiño Macul Antiguas Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2005 Wine Review

Cousiño Macul Antiguas Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2005
Maipo Valley, Chile
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Product #: 212933


 
Price: $15.35
Alcohol: 14%
Drink: Now
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Cousiño Macul
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Natalie's Score: 88/100

Harvested at physiological maturity when the tannins are ripe and soft, the fruit is given a gentle cold-soak to extract flavor. Cousino's vineyards are located in the Alto-Maipo, the area of the Maipo Valley closest to the Andes where certain sites benefit from the "Andes Effect." This refers to the cooling mountain air that descends during the evenings to create a wide range in daily temperature. The Andes effect encourages slow, incremental sugar development which contributes to color intensity, aroma profiles, excellent retention of natural fruit acidity and ripe tannin. Aged 12 months in small French oak barrels. This red is 100% cabernet sauvignon. A terrific, full-bodied wine with layers of dark red fruit.

This was reviewed July 15, 2008 by
 
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