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Maquis Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Tasting Notes

Winery: Maquis
Region: ,
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU: MAQCAB2018 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Maquis Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

$15.99

Awards/Reviews

93 pts Tim Atkin MW

Made with fruit grown on soils with a high percentage of clay, this is another very impressive red from Ricardo Rivadeneira and Rodrigo Romero. Partnering Cabernet Sauvignon with 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Carmenère and 1% Petit Verdot, this has plenty of grip and texture for a wine at this price, with blackcurrant and blueberry fruit, subtle oak influence and supporting acidity.

 

92 pts James Suckling

Blackcurrants, stewed strawberries, grilled herbs, chocolate and oyster shell on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with sleek, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Supple and smooth with a flavorful finish. Drink now or hold.

90 pts Wine Advocate

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is balsamic and harmonious, with good ripeness and moderate acidity that makes it come through as balanced and soft. The tannins are fine and they finish dry. 82,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2020.

Winemaker Notes

Viña Maquis is located in the heart of the Colchagua Valley between the Tinguiririca River and the Chimbarongo Creek. Both waterways act as pathways for cool coastal breezes that moderate the warm summers and have a dramatic effect on lowering the maximum temperatures by
2º–3ºC.
This area with deep alluvial soils and a two-meter layer of highly concentrated clay set over a deeper layer of gravel—brought by the rivers—provide natural drainage that allows the grapes to lose the green characteristics very early in the season. The waterways also help moderate
extreme weather conditions throughout the year by protecting the vineyards from spring frosts and lowering the maximum summer temperatures. These features are distinctive of Viña Maquis and uncommon in the rest of the Colchagua Valley.

The season of 2018 was rather cool during Spring time and in the beginning of the Summer. Therefore, the harvest occurred later than usual, which helped keep the freshness of the fruit intact and achieve an impressive elegance and an outstanding balance, with round and smooth
tannins. The season was also drier during the ripening process; thus the grapes were healthy and highly concentrated. 2018 is an exceptional vintage.

Maquis Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon express our terroir trough its freshness, red fruits aromas and floral notes. It represents our vision of this famous variety inserted in our special terroir, which is a structured and intense wine with a delicate and tasty mouth followed by some smooth and elegant tannins.

Beautiful red color, very shiny. This Cabernet Sauvignon has outstanding red fruits aromas such asplums and black cherries. On the palate it reveals a good body with a great tannic structure. Good balance and complexity. The aftertaste is long, persistent and delicate

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