96 points Tim Atkin
95 Points Best Cabernet Franc from Chile
Again, the cooler vintage seems to have favored the 2013 Franco, which came through as complex, compact, powerful and elegant. This time it's not a pure varietal, as it contains some 6% Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blend. This is a Cabernet Franc all about finesse but with enough power and character. It's very floral and exuberant,
Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, 28th Apr 2017
Miles Davis, eccentric, mad, funky and definitely not a light wine. Quite incredible that its the same grape, vinification and area as the Hub, just different soil. Bolder and more tannic, grippy with a very long finish and so limited! 2 hectares of vines, thats it!
92 Points James Suckling, 92 Points Robert Parker
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.