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Maquis Lien

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Winery Maquis
Grape Cabernet Franc
Year 2009
Country Chile
Appellation Colchagua Valley

$30.00 per bottle

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Bold red wines based on Bordeaux grapes and Syrah are the calling cards of Chile’s Colchagua Valley; this blend combines them.
What You Need To Know
In the 1990s, Colchagua Valley became a hotbed of fantastic values in fruity, full-bodied red wines, as investment poured into this region 110 miles south of Santiago. In 2002, the Hurtado family joined the winemaking crowd—but unlike the newcomers, they’ve been growing grapes in Colchagua for nearly a century (but sold the fruit). They built a sleek, gravity-flow winery, named the estate Viña Maquis and brought in Juan Alejandro Jofré to helm the cellar. There’s no recipe for Lien, the flagship red, just instinct; in the 2009 vintage Jofré used roughly similar proportions of three varieties: herb-inflected Cabernet Franc, spicy, muscular Syrah and lush, plummy Carmenère.
Smell It
Smell It
Blackberry and plum aromas have a cedary edge.
Taste It
Taste It
Dried herb and black currant notes define this intense, fruity red.
Serve It
Serve It
Decant and serve at cellar temperature—the decanter should be cool to the touch.
Pair It
Pair It
A fabulous steak wine, though roasts, stews and ribs will be great too.