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Argentina and Chile, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, Amancaya, Gran Reserva, Bodegas Caro, Les Domaines Barons De Rothschild (Lafite) (Chile) & Catena (Argentina), Mendoza, 2010

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Red blend of: 65% Malbec and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon. C/ Her color is deep, dark blueberry juice and squid inky with brick dust hues. Gorgeous. N/ She fronts with an intense flint, gunpowder, and mineral blast. Then comes a deep black fruits and blueberry stew with violets and more rock elements at play. A touch […]

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Chile, Sauvignon Blanc, Los Vascos, Domaines Barones de Rothschild (Lafite), Casablanca Valley, 2011

N / Green, hard herbals. 5 out of 10 on cat / ammonia scale. Dry grasses and hints of raw asparagus. Wafts of wet concrete, spring water, and light chlorine. Wet steel. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Solid, limey, acid pop, leading to puckering lemon and honeysuckle. Excellent balance. Mineral and steel closer. Price = $14 Nose = B / […]

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Argentina, Malbec, Aruma, Bodegas Caro, Rothschild (Chile) & Catena (Argentina), Mendoza, 2010

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Color/ Unlike any Malbec I’ve seen before. No beautiful, almost translucent, neon purple hue on the rim, but instead – deep, dark black and blue, squid ink. Nose/ Immediately after decant she starts with a fairly aggressive barnyardy, almost Brettanomyces, aromas. These subside after the first 30 minutes to reveal deep, dark black fruits, thick […]

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Chile, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Casa Silva / Los Vascos, Domaines Barones de Rothschild (Lafite) / Cono Sur / Nimbus / Veramonte / Santa Rita / De Martino / Concha y Toro

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      Wines of Chile Blogger Tasting 5 Sauvignon Blancs and 3 Chardonnays from various locales in Chile (Casablanca, Colchagua, Leyda, and Limari Valleys). Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer (@FredDexMS) as host. These wines were generously provided by the wineries, Wines of Chile (@DrinkChile & @WinesofChile), and the Thomas Collective (@TTC_Tweets). Sound-bite Summary As I tweeted at the […]

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Chile, Cabernet, Los Vascos, Domaines Barons de Rothschild, Lafite, Colchagua Valley, 2009

Note: this wine was decanted a full two hours before rating, I’d suggest you do the same. N/ High acid signature leading to black currant, cassis, crisp leather, green grasses, light white pepper, and a nice granite closer. T/ Medium to medium-full mouth feel. Smooth, but powerful cassis and blackcherries.  Slight to low tannic bite […]

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Chile, Chardonnay, Los Vascos, Domaines Barons de Rothschild, Lafite, Colchagua & Casablanca Valley fruit, 2010

N/ Freshly steeped hay. River rocks. Passion fruit, grapefruit, and yellow fruits. For first 10 minutes the acid blast is off the charts – then it subsides. T/ Medium mouth feel. Medium oil and glycerol weight. Smooth, yellow fruit bomb followed by crisp minerality. Finish is long and mildly fruity – with an end note […]

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Chile, Sauvignon Blanc, Los Vascos, Les Domaines Baron de Rothschild, Lafite, Casblanca Valley & Curicó, 2010

N/ Pronounced green grass, raw asparagus, and hard herbals. Round, yellow fruits boxed in on all sides by crushed granite and minerals. Slight ammonia wafts. This is a muscular nose for the varietal. T/ Medium mouthfeel.  Unexpected glycerol weight lends power and coating to the ripe yellow fruits, lychee, and stewed hay flavors. Very refreshing […]

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France, Red Blend (Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah), Lafite, Domaines Barons de Rothschild, Val De L’Ours, 2008

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A very affordable Red Blend (75% Cabernet and 25% Syrah) from Lafite. N/ Fresh bread, stewed plums, wet, dark earth, light white pepper. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Well integrated wood work with solid, but not juicy, red and purple fruits. Dry, and almost elegant. Long, peppered finish. Price = $13 Notes From 0 – 5 hours […]

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Chile, Red Blend, Domaines Barons de Rothschild, Los Vascos, Le Dix, Lafite, Colchagua Valley, 2006

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A red blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Carmenere, and 5% Syrah. N/ Smoked cherries. Coffee. Flint. Graphite. Clean. T/ Medium to full mouthfeel. Fantastic oaks. Multiple layers. Elegant ripe black and purple fruits. Perfect forest floor. Wow. Note: I’m a huge fan of Lafite’s French Bordeaux – basically like many folks are.. and I’ve […]

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