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Cousino Macul Chardonnay 2008Cousino Macul Chardonnay 2008
Size: 750ml

WA 88

This unoaked Chardonnay is delightfully fresh and expressive, with vibrant aromas of citrus and tropical fruits. In the mouth it is crisp, full-flavoured and refreshing. Delicious as an aperitif and also a perfect match to seafood.


"The 2008 Chardonnay was raised in stainless steel. Fragrant baked apple and pear aromas with a hint of butterscotch in the background lead to a vibrant, full-flavored Chardonnay with precise balance and a pure finish. It delivers superb value. If there is anyone delivering more bang-for-the buck than Arturo Cousino and his namesake winery Cousino-Macul, Id 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 wont age as gracefully. If I were a young collector just starting a cellar, this would be an ideal wine to lay down. I will provide details of the tasting on my blog-space on erobertparker.com." -Rated 88, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate