Maquis Lien 2016 - 94 Points Tima Atkins (case of 6 bottles)
94 Points Descorchados, 92 Points james Suckling, 92 Points Robert Parker
41% Carménère, 28% Cabernet Franc, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon y 4% Syrah
It fermented in stainless steel with selected yeasts and matured in French barriques for 18 months.
Vina Maquis, Colchagua Valley, Chile
Maquis Lien is a hand-crafted blend, resulting in a distinctive wine that reflects the special plot of land the Hurtado family owns in the Colchauga Valley in Chile. The vineyards and winery are located at the confluence of two historic rivers, which brought down sediments from the Andes that established the vineyard's alluvial soils. The same river canyons channel cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean, contributing to the wine's rich fruit character.
The nose is very harmonious and the varieties feel very integrated; the Carménère does not dominate the aromas and is nicely blended with the others. There is an extra spark of freshness here along with more restraint and seriousness. A red blend of finesse.