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...
A very generous, open and inviting cabernet teeming with crowd-pleasing appeal. Ripe with supple tannins and just a...
This is something virtually unheard of in New World wineries: Founded in 1856, Cousiño Macul is the only winery in...
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.