SRP of $25 and available for as low as $18.
From the winery:
“Finis Terrae is a clear reflection of the Maipo Valley terroir expressed through the finest of Cousino’s Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from each vintage. It is a blend created by tasting hundreds of combinations of Cabernet and Merlot to achieve the ideal balance of fruit, acid, tannin, alcohol and oak.
Due to its high complexity, this wine has a wide range of dishes for pairing. Possessing a great body and structure it’s a great complement for any red meat. The subtlety of aromas and flavors would be a perfect partner for Italian pastries, like a potato and pumpkin gnocchi gratin with Roquefort cheese sauce and parmesan.
The 2008 Cousino-Macul Finis Terrae begins with a really beautiful aroma. It’s not overpowering by any means but the fruit, floral, licorice and tobacco notes blend together seamlessly. In addition there is a distinct aroma of balsam wood, which is a descriptor I don’t think I’ve ever used before but if you spent any time building models airplanes as a kid it’s rather unmistakable.
Tasting the wine reveals that it is put together very well and harmonious is probably the best descriptor for it. The primary flavors are a mix of red berry, dark fruit and sweet caramel notes wrapped up in such a smooth, soft and warm texture that it’s almost comforting. It ends dry with a little pleasant oaky spice coming to the forefront on the long finish. Southern comfort indeed!