The specialized website jamessuckling.com emphasized in the impressive diversity and quality of Chilean wines. It also rated Cousiño Macul’s wines – Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, finis Terrae 2010, and Don Matías Cabernet Sauvignon 2013- with more than 90 points.
“Chile is a country with an impressive diversity not only in terms of climate and soil but also because of the variety of its grapes and its winemakers”, the prestigious site says. The wine growing development in Chile have slowly moved to the north and south of the country to find places where to plant and develop new strains. These regions seem to be extreme to anyone, but tend to produce more balanced wines due to their proximity to the ocean. This new diversity which gives the wines their unique features is what made jamessuckling.com come to Chile for a second time to taste hundreds of wines and visit dozens of vineyards.
During their visit JamesSuckling.com had the opportunity to taste and rate three of our wines, which received 90 or more points each.
Cousiño Macul Finis Terrae 2010: 90 points. A red wine with notes of berries, hazelnuts, cocoa, and a soft touch of toasty oak. Good body, firm tannins, and a delicious finish. Attractive austerity. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah. Made in a traditional style to enjoy right away or later.
Cousiño Macul Antiguas Reservas, Cabernet Sauvignon 2010: 90 points. Aromas of chocolate, berries and a touch of vanilla embedded in a good body with velvety tannins and a delicious finish.
Cousiño Macul Don Matías Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon 2013: 91 points. Aromas of fresh ripe plums and autumn leaves in the nose. Strawberries and also chocolate, softer tannins. Sophisticated and elegant texture.