True Maipo aromas of tobacco, eucalyptus, earth and herbal berry lead to a full and rugged palate with plenty of tannic grip and loads of black fruit, cassis and chocolate flavors. Long and more chocolaty on the finish, with a touch of medicinality.
This boisterous young Cabernet really shows the new style at Cousiño-Macul. This Cab has maple, vanilla and licorice to go with cassis, pepper and a drop of cherry cough syrup. It’s big, polished and shows integrated tannins.
The opening aromas entail peach, pear and some light oak—just what you’d hope for from a Chilean Chardonnay. Since only part of the wine was barrel aged, the body holds onto some snap and clarity. Still, some vanilla and lees character create richness and ultimately a good wine.
Quite round and chewy, but zesty enough to stay on balance. There’s lemon custard and pineapple on the fresh nose, and apple, banana and vanilla flavors. Finishes slightly toasty; nicely oaked. Imported by Billington Imports.
Rather heavy and condensed, with earthy, foresty notes and a touch of heat on the nose. The palate boasts full cassis and black-cherry flavors, and there’s additional dark cherry on the finish. Slightly medicinal.
Smells big but also herbal and entirely like a Maipo Cab. There’s a freshness to the palate but also olive, herbs, berry fruit and a touch of vanilla sweetness. Medium-length on the finish, with some creamy, candied weight. Good but kind of regular given the price.
Tropical aromas include banana. There’s good texture here framing toasted apple, melon and banana flavors. Tastes lightly buttered on the finish, with notes of apple and lemon. Normal and good.
Juicy dark cherry and berry aromas with cedar and cola notes present a Pinot Noir like profile for this wine. It continues the disguise with its cherry and oak flavors, rather light mouthfeel and lack of density for a Cabernet based wine.