Cousiño Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 - Expert wine ratings and wine reviews by WineAlign
Cousino Macul has been making Antiguas Reservas for decades and it keeps getting better. Still very youthful, this is...
This is something virtually unheard of in New World wineries: Founded in 1856, Cousiño Macul is the only winery in...
A very generous, open and inviting cabernet teeming with crowd-pleasing appeal. Ripe with supple tannins and just a...
From a smaller, historic winery south of Santiago, this has a stylish, fresh if not intense aroma of classic...
The Cousiño family continues to produce this good Cabernet Classic invoice; that is to say, moderately wooded, dry,...
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Very rich taste, though I would describe it as being on the slightly dry and sour side. The first time I thought it had a bit of harshness, then I followed Steve's instructions and decanted it for an hour. That worked. This is a very good wine and a great value.
The 2010 Cousiño Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon is a medium bodied, fruity wine, with appealing aromas of strawberry and raspberry on the nose and the palate. It has smooth tannins (decant for 30 min) and a medium-strawberry finish. Drink now or hold short term; food friendly. My impression: NICE, 88-89 pts. Tasted Nov/12.
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Not that impressed, sorry. A tad dry and not many discernible flavours for me. I may try it with a different food pairing next time, if at all.
Fairly complex aromas of cherry, cassis syrup, mocha, tobacco and eucalyptus lead to a very dense, thick palate. While there is a fair amount of complexity, subtlety is lacking and flavours don't integrate in a balanced or harmonious way. The alcohol is also very pronounced, giving it additional weight. and a fair amount of volatility. Decanting helped but despite some nice things going on, I couldn't finish my glass.
Well balanced and good value. Best enjoyed at about 15°C to smooth the tannins, reduce the bitterness and de-emphasize the alcohol.
Interesting mix of ripe fruit and herbeceous notes, perhaps indicating relatively high yields. Alcohol is a bit on the high side and some tannin makes its presence felt on the finish. Solid wine for the $14 sale price, but I am not impressed enough to go back for a second bottle. Tasted Mar 2014.