“Cousiño Macul: historic Santiago winery. Reliable Antiguas Reservas Merlot; flavorful Sauvignon Gris; and at the top of the list, Lota, one the best blends in Chile”. This is how Hugh Johnson described Viña Cousiño Macul and their various wines in the 2013 edition of his Pocket Wine Book. The world’s best-selling wine writer makes clear that Cousiño Macul is unique in its quality. This point is emphasized in the 36th edition of Johnson’s famous Pocket Wine Book, in which he lists around 200 of his preferred wines from around the world. Lota: A world class wine created to mark the 150th anniversary of Viña Cousiño Macul. As Johnson notes, this is a wine that reflects both family tradition and the elegance inherent in Chile’s most historic winery. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is produced using grapes from the winery’s oldest grapevines, located in the renowned Maipo Valley. Antiguas Reservas Merlot: According to the latest edition of the Pocket Wine Guide, this is a solid wine that reflects Viña Cousiño Macul’s historic winemaking traditions. An excellent and well-rounded Merlot, aged in French oak for added complexity. With a smooth and harmonious mouthfeel, this wine is ideal for accompanying red meat dishes. Sauvignon Gris: This “flavorful” Sauvignon Gris stands out for its excellent balance of delicate sweetness and juicy acidity. It is surprisingly full-bodied for its style.