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Pour: 2007 Cousiño Macul Antiguas Reservas

More like a restrained Bordeaux than a flashy Napa cab

2007 Cousiño Macul Antiguas Reservas

Those crafty winemakers in Chile’s Maipo Valley have come up with another excellent cabernet sauvignon value: the 2007 Cousiño Macul Antiguas Reservas ($14). More like a restrained Bordeaux than a flashy Napa cab, it’s sustainably farmed, aged in French oak barrels for a year and then another six months in the bottle. The first sip will envelop you in cherries and black currants with hints of spice that should grow even more complex with a few years of bottle age, but with a prime-time roast turkey, it’ll bring down the house now.

 

Photograph: Michael Boone

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