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Los Vascos

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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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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