2012 Calcu Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley
Colchagua reds tend to be generous in ripeness and opulent in body, but Calcu takes another direction. This is crunchy and filled with nervy acidity, the red fruit flavors are seductively refreshing, showing a lovely intensity.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a serious, ripe and fresh, balanced and restrained Cabernet, with aromas of black fruit, some soil undertones and noticeable spiciness. A balanced wine with some meaty flavors, it is juicy and lively, intense and round. A very good Cabernet. (LG)
Viña Maquis is one of the leaders in Chile's Colchagua Valley, an area with warm, Mediterranean climactic influences plus the cooling benefits of being near the foothills of the Andes mountains. At Viña Maquis, the aim is fresher wines that are a bit lower in alcohol and extraction than some, yet still show delicious, crunchy fruit and varietal typicity. Big aromas of plum confit and dark cherries lead to a genuinely structured palate. Fruit and tannins are well balanced and present themselves in a way that results in a deliciously dry expression of Cabernet. With a bit of pleasant grit showing in the texture of the wine, this is wonderfully honest, pitch-perfect Cab that tastes a whole lot more expensive than its price.