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Wine review: Cousino-Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Chile

Maipo Valley
Cabernet sauvignon
Food Pairing
Grilled steak

Polished as a cue ball, the 2011 Antiguas Reservas, from a reliable Chilean producer, is full-bodied elegance that goes down easy. Concentrated currant and raspberry mingle with sweet pipe tobacco and dark chocolate. Smooth but not wimpy-smooth. So nice for the price. A fine red "gravy" for grilled steak. Various prices in Alberta, $16.50 in Manitoba, $18.95 in Quebec.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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