Guía Peñin 2013: Vinos Cousiño Macul clasificados como excelentes

Due to the success of the first edition of the Peñin Guide, which reviewed wines from Argentina, Chile, Spain, and Mexico, a second edition was released this year. Each wine was tasted in its respective country of origin in order to gain a deeper understanding of the different terroir and their particular characteristics. This second edition of the Guide is a testament to the diversity of wines in Chile and projects a new image to the rest of the world. The Guide classified the following five wines from Cousiño Macul as excellent: 2009 Finis Terrae Score: 92 Produced by blending Cousiño Macul’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah grapes, this is a medium-bodied, well-balanced, and complex wine, aged in new French oak barrels. Ideal for accompanying roasted duck, rabbit, or a selection of cheeses for dessert. We recommend decanting this wine before drinking. 2011 Antiguas Reservas Syrah Score: 91 Antiguas Reservas is the winery’s icon wine, with over 80 years of history. This is the first Syrah vintage, and it maintains a classic style while combining the ripeness of the New World and the elegance of traditional wine with a structure that will age well over time. 2011 Antiguas Reservas Merlot Score: 91 This is a splendid and well-rounded Merlot, aged for 12 months in French oak barrels for added complexity. Displays notes of cherries and toasted vanilla on the nose, with a smooth texture and harmonious mouthfeel. Ideal for accompanying red meats. Allow wine time to breathe before serving. 2012 Antiguas Reservas Chardonnay Score: 91 An elegant and balanced wine, with a generous bouquet of tropical fruits, honey and light toasted notes as a result of barrel aging. Ideal for accompanying white meats and fish. 2010 Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon Score: 91 An interesting Cabernet Sauvignon from Alto Maipo, with red fruits, spices, and pleasantly toasted notes. Intense on the palate, well-structured with ripe tannins and a prolonged finish. Reference: 95-100: Exceptional wine. 90-94: Excellent wine. (Wine with the same values as the above category, but with slight differences in terms of impact and clarity).