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2007 Los Vascos Grande Reserve Cabernet Blend
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- Cellar 3 - 4 years (2012-2013)
- ABV 14%
- Closure: Cork
THE FRENCH CONNECTION:VINA LOS VASCOS AND LAFITE ROTHSCHILD.
Despite being historically linked to Spain, Chile's wine history has been most profoundly influenced by French winemaking, particularly that of Bordeaux. This association is exemplified at one of Chile’s best vineyard sites, 'Los Vascos', an Estate in Colchagua, specialising in the production of superb Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as other Bordeaux varietals, under the supervision of one of the Old World's most prestigious Chateaux - Lafite Rothschild. Domaines Barons de Rothschild took over the Los Vascos Estate in 1988. Prior to purchasing, the Rothschild team visited many properties and tasted many wines to ensure that the terroir they purchased was the best possible acquisition.
The vineyard is located 40 km from the Pacific Ocean, some 130m above sea level. The site has excellent exposure to sunlight as well as adequate water resources, semi arid soils and is frost free. When the venture first started, Rothschild's brief to the winemaking team was modest '...make a really good $7 wine'. Only after ten years of experimentation did he feel they were ready to make wines of the highest quality. The Estate's wines continue to be made under the supervision of Lafite's winemaking team. As the vineyards have matured, the quality of Los Vascos wines have improved, in particular the premium wines, 'Grande Reserve' & the ' Le Dix de Los Vascos'. Tasting Notes: Superb colour - Very deep black crimson with mauve purple hue. Strong varietal nose with distinctive Cabernet lift. Cassis, blackcurrant and violets deliver a perfumed nose. The palate is relatively tight but classic in its structure. Flavours of blackcurrant, cedar, spice and dark chocolate. Outstanding length and depth. Fine dryish tannins. Very spicy back palate. Perfect balance. Nuances of dark chocolate emerge on the aftertaste.
Cellar 4-5 years (2013-2014)