Friday, May 20, 2005

Cousino Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 (PB)

This Chilean is one of my reliable favorites though it has tended to have some off years lately. This reserve Cabernet is medium cherry in color on the pour with prominent blackberry aromas. The tannins are august on opening and need some time to chill out so to speak, and smoke finishes this quickly reviewed pour.

With a few minutes of breathing (20 minutes) the tannins have settled back in a lounge chair allowing more of the parietal flavors to come forth. It is a sturdy wine with some time to mature yet though good and ready right now. At $14, you can find better wines, but this is worth the price. Raise a glass!

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