Maquis 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley

Posted by Keith Wallace

Maquis 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley
Maquis 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley

A lush and delightful bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from one of the world’s top Cabernet growing regions. Aromas of licorice and sandalwood are accented by iron and fresh leather. On the palate, cream and espresso move into a napoleon of black fruit and Belgian chocolate. Elements of thyme and black pepper arrive in the finish, with a final poof of charcoal. This is a cool climate cabernet, well-proportioned and in balance.

This is the second vintage of this wine to hit Pennsylvania’s wine & spirit shops, and that is an excellent thing. The last reviewed bottle was just good. We hope to see more of Maquis wines in the future.

The Maquis vineyard is positioned on a unique plot of ground in Chile’s Colchagua Valley. It is surrounded by two extensive waterways, the Tinguiririca River and Chimbarongo Creek. The moderate summer temperatures by drawing coastal breezes through the vineyards. This keeps acid levels high while also exploiting the long growing season and long sunny days of Colchagua.

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