March 2018 – The 2015 Cousino-Macul Dama de Plata is stylistically a bit different than the main features we see in the other red wines from this portfolio, being a touch more elegant, which makes sense in that it pays homage to the matriarch, less austere and more open knit, with fresher more vibrant fruit. The nose has an engaging lift with tones reminding of cherry, plum and black currant with a background hinting at shades of light vanillin oak sweetness, bay leaf and graphite. Medium fuller bodied, this offers a core of delicious darker red fruit flavors of plum and cherry. Supple on entry, the tannins start to firm things up on the backside as the wine works itself through the palate, helping to bring this to a dry conclusion with good length, which is a nice counter to the juicy fruit in the mid palate. Nicely balanced this should show well over the next 2-3 years.