Schwaderer Maipo Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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When God created Cabernet Sauvignon, He created Maipo at the same time.

Maipo has everything that Cabernet needs to grow and make world-class wines:

  • 300 days of sunshine - and very little rain or humidity - which gives dreamy growing conditions
  • A blend of ancient river bed and volcanic soils - which gives the grapes extra complexity
  • And warm days and cold nights, which extends the growing season so Cabernet gets the time it needs to ripen to perfection.

One sniff of this wine and you’ll see what I’m talking about. The intensity and complexity on the nose is classic Cab - cassis, mint, leather, chocolate.

Connie sources the grapes from a 30 year-old vineyard in the foothills of the Andes. The vineyard owners, a well-known Chilean family, make an iconic wine from the same site that costs over $100.

The wine is elegant and structured, with ripe dark fruit and herbs on the palate. And just a touch of dryness on the finish, that has it begging for good food.

As for the label? This is Connie and her sister Mariane having a bit of fun. Mariane works with local artists on the labels, and they change subtly each year.

This is high quality Cabernet with a Schwaderer twist. Give it a go.




100% Cabernet Sauvignon



Region of origin

Maipo Valley




Alcohol %




Months in Oak


Type of Oak

French oak - 10% new

Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)


Average age of vines

30 year old vines

Average altitude of vines (m)

750 mamsl

Soil type(s)

Loamy soil with gravel

Closure Type


Is this wine organic?




Sustainably produced?


Suitable for vegans?


Ageing potential

8 years

Ideal drinking window (e.g. 2022-2030)


There's no better winemaker to show you premium Chile, than my good friend Connie Schwaderer. She’s one of the very best over there - she was crowned Winemaker of the Year in Chile six years ago.

Read more about Connie here

Empanadas de carne or beef stew (chuck roast) melt-in-your-mouth with carrots, onions, and potatoes simmered in a rich sauce.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
John @ Cork (Cobh)
Exceptional Cab Sauv

Really enjoyed this both before the food and later with a beef cheeks bourguignon (with a cheap red in the pot 😉). Im delighted I bought it, and will be doing so again. Like other wines here, it tastes of pure wine, no chemical interventions

Thank you John for the great review - it sounds like you ate and drank in style!

Joe Borinski (Dublin)
Almost purple, blackcurrant, bramble, cherry, a little cassis and vanilla, soft tannins, nice finish

Elegant and delicious

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