2010 Cousiño Macul "Antiguas Reservas" Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Valley
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon has a well-defined, slightly herbaceous bouquet with touches of cured meat, ash and cedar. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, fine acidity and an austere, masculine, saline finish. Drink 2013-2016. I visited Cousino Macul on my first day in Chile, the original winery located in Santiago’s Macul district, virtually within the outer suburbs a la Bordeaux’s Haut Brion. It was founded in 1856, though vines are said to have cultivated on the site since the 16th century. The Cousino family imported vines from Europe in 1863. In 1990, the family expanded with an acquisition of another 300 hectares of land and constructed a new winery in Buin. There is a sense of stately grandeur to Cousino Macul, the family house furnished in an ornate European style interpolated with the occasional nod towards the Mediterranean.