2007 Cousino Macul Antiguas Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box
"The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Antiguas Reserva remains one of the finest Cabernet values anywhere (the price has remained unchanged for years). Fragrant black currants and blackberry aromas promise complexity with several years of additional bottle age. Nicely structured on the palate, this elegant, Bordeaux-like Cabernet will evolve for a minimum of five years and drink well through 2025."
"If there is anyone delivering more bang-for-the buck than Arturo Cousino and his namesake winery Cousino-Macul, Iâ€™d like to know about it. One of the first wineries from Chile to make a break-through in the USA market, over the years Cousino has continued to fine-tune his portfolio and the wines are better today than they have ever been."
"On my recent trip to Chile, I attended a twelve vintage vertical of the Cabernet Sauvignon Antiguas Reserva going back to 1968. The 1968 was right at its peak as was the splendid 1978, the first vintage imported to the USA. There is no reason to think that the current and other recent vintages wonâ€™t age as gracefully. If I were a young collector just starting a cellar, this would be an ideal wine to lay down." -90 Points - Jay Miller - Wine Advocate
"Harvested when physiologically ripe, when the tannins are ripe and smooth, the process started with cold maceration to extract the aromas. For complexity, Chilean yeast and prise de mousse were used for fermentation, and the must was risen 3 to 4 times a day. Post-fermentation skin maceration was added for more dimensions. Once pressed, the wine was transferred to small French oak barrels with different cooperages. Finally, the wine was clarified with egg white and a light filtration was applied before bottling." -Winemaker
This wine was also scored 89 Points by Josh Raynolds and 84 Points by the Wine Spectator.