Cousiño-Macul

Antiguas Reservas Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.8438 ratings
8.825 pro ratings
Maipo Valley, Central Valley, Chile
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
MaJ CappS

Old cellar smells.
Barn floor, tabac, dark fruit leather. The wine is lighter in body than you would think, which sighs heavily as the oak comes over to pick it back up and lifts it into the medium bodied range. Could use a little more time to allow for full oak/win/acidity balance, and that’s on me.
Haven’t had a CM wine since I was at the winery.

Old cellar smells.
Barn floor, tabac, dark fruit leather. The wine is lighter in body than you would think, which sighs heavily as the oak comes over to pick it back up and lifts it into the medium bodied range. Could use a little more time to allow for full oak/win/acidity balance, and that’s on me.
Haven’t had a CM wine since I was at the winery.

Mar 18th, 2019
Allison Lyzenga

Very fruit forward; noticeable tannins; dark plum, pencil shavings

Very fruit forward; noticeable tannins; dark plum, pencil shavings

1 person found it helpfulAug 25th, 2015
Joel Goyette

One of the first case purchases I made when I started collecting right out of college. Turned out to be a killer value at $10-12/bottle. Highly pyrazinic but balanced with just enough fruit.

One of the first case purchases I made when I started collecting right out of college. Turned out to be a killer value at $10-12/bottle. Highly pyrazinic but balanced with just enough fruit.

Dec 8th, 2016
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

9.5

So, this was a baller. This wine started out amazing...ripe fruit, vegetal and some of the developmental notes, but started out tasting like 10 year old Bordeaux. Unfortunately, it the glass it fell apart quick. So, we went with short pours after that...

So, this was a baller. This wine started out amazing...ripe fruit, vegetal and some of the developmental notes, but started out tasting like 10 year old Bordeaux. Unfortunately, it the glass it fell apart quick. So, we went with short pours after that...

Jun 24th, 2016
Ed Lehrman

1985--amazingly in good shape though fully mature Cabernet. 30 years later and this $12 wine was delicious.

1985--amazingly in good shape though fully mature Cabernet. 30 years later and this $12 wine was delicious.

Nov 21st, 2015
Aaron Means

I liked this compared to others among my group. Bright red stewed fruit, fresh, bay leaf and bell pepper. Good weight considering the color isn't that dark. Definitely different,.....

I liked this compared to others among my group. Bright red stewed fruit, fresh, bay leaf and bell pepper. Good weight considering the color isn't that dark. Definitely different,.....

Dec 14th, 2014
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.4

Medicinal at first, with pungent eucalyptus, that over time resolves into bay leaf, inky black fruit, and bittersweet chocolate/oak. A nice change of pace.

Medicinal at first, with pungent eucalyptus, that over time resolves into bay leaf, inky black fruit, and bittersweet chocolate/oak. A nice change of pace.

Nov 2nd, 2014
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

8.5

Cherry cough syrup, Anaheim chili, blueberry, paprika, bay leaf. Solid.

Cherry cough syrup, Anaheim chili, blueberry, paprika, bay leaf. Solid.

Mar 24th, 2014
Robert Swart

Plum, chocolate, and spice notes. Very smooth mouth feel and finish.

Plum, chocolate, and spice notes. Very smooth mouth feel and finish.

Sep 19th, 2019
Jake Gebhardt

Very smoky. Paired well with a cigar and would be a great campfire wine. If you enjoy a smoky old fashioned you will enjoy this wine.

Very smoky. Paired well with a cigar and would be a great campfire wine. If you enjoy a smoky old fashioned you will enjoy this wine.

Sep 6th, 2019