2019 MAQUIS LIEN COLCHAGUA VALLEY RED

$36.00

Viña Maquis is one of the oldest wineries in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, beginning with grape production by Jesuit priests in the 18th century. In 1916, the esteemed Hurtado family took stewardship of the Estate, marking the onset of a lineage spanning four generations. They built a new winery in 2002, and though the new facility contains state-of-the-art equipment, the winemaking team still focuses on many traditional practices, ensuring that each vintage realizes the pinnacle of the estate’s potential.

The Maquis Lien is a red blend based on Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon for the backbone and structure, and Carménère adds elegance, softness, and spice.

This 2019 Vintage was recently released, and showcases a balanced composition, boasting 46% Cabernet Franc, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 18% Carménère. Aged to perfection for 18 months in barrels, this vintage garnered a steady stream of accolades since its debut, which is a testament to its exceptional quality.

★ Critics Concur with 93-95 POINTS across the board! This Red Blend from Chile for just $36/btl is Case-Worthy for sure!

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2019 MAQUIS LIEN COLCHAGUA VALLEY, CHILE RED BLEND

2019 MAQUIS LIEN COLCHAGUA VALLEY 95 POINT RED WINE
2019 MAQUIS LIEN COLCHAGUA VALLEY, CHILE — ALL CRITICS AGREE! 93-95 POINTS RED WINE

Tim Atkin Tasting Notes, “Part of a brilliant current range of red wines from Rodrigo Romero and Maquis, Lien is a very good value assemblage of Cabernet Franc with 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Carmenère. Graphite, bay leaf and green salad aromas segue into a palate of sweet spices, filigree tannins, blueberry, cassis and black cherry fruit and a bright, balanced finish. 2024-2035″ TIM ATKIN 95 POINTS

James Suckling Tasting Notes, “A nice touch of reductive character. Cocoa powder savoriness to the black cherries, dried herbs and tobacco leaf. A twist of cigar box. Very polished on the palate with natural, fresh acidity and a supple mouthfeel. Refined, silky and long. Nothing showy and super drinkable. 46% cabernet franc, 36% cabernet sauvignon and 18% carmenere. Drink or hold.” JAMES SUCKLING 93 POINTS

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Tasting Notes, “The 2019 Lien, their first wine produced since 2003, was produced with a blend of 46% Cabernet Franc, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Carménère fermented with selected yeasts in stainless steel, and after malolactic, it was transferred to barrel, where it matured for 18 months. It was bottled with 14.5% alcohol, a little riper than the 2018 that I tasted next to it but still with an elegant profile and very fine tannins, balanced, fresh and young, with the ingredients to evolve nicely in bottle.” ROBERT PARKER 93 POINTS

Wine Spectator Tasting Notes, “A complex blend that opens with an elegant display of petrichor, fresh raspberry and a hint of amaretto on a silky frame. This red’s lively acidity unlocks a second tier of deeper flavors including graphite, crème de cassis and chocolate that linger nicely around fine, loamy tannins. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère. Drink now through 2033.” WINE SPECTATOR 93 POINTS

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