Saturday, October 08, 2005

Cousino Macul Cabernet Sauvignon Antiguas Reservas 2000 (PB)

This is one of my favorite “value” reds from Chile. I have reviewed it at least two other times and this is my second to last bottle. It is lighter on the pour in color than I remember it but has a huge bouquet of cherries and blackberries. The bouquet just grows and grows filling the room. I could leave this wine sitting around as an air freshener...

A little menthol emerges with just a few minutes of breathing. In the mouth it is filling with flavors that are full, balanced and pleasing. This wine seems to be just about peaked but with as good a structure as it has, could hold for another couple years (I think).

It finishes rather thin. For $13, it’s a great way to raise a glass!

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