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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Los Vascos Le Dix 2001
Los Vascos Le Dix 2001
(search item no. 84406)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $38.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine has a deep and intense purple to ruby color with ripe red berry bouquet; it has elegant pencil shavings lingering on the nose. It also has a crisp mouth, full of strong but harmonious tannins, delicious fruit and a classic well built structure to age. Although it is ready to drink now, it is also recommended to wait a couple of years to let it improve even more in the bottle.

Grape Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

"The flagship wine of this venerable winery, now hits the 90 point mark. Since being hired in 2001, winemakers Marco Puyo has updated this winery's style, and it shows. From a parcel on the estate called El Fraile, with 70-year old vines, this has lovely purity to its blackberry and cassis fruit, which races along loamy yet refined tannins and sweet mocha notes. Hints of briar and minerals here too. Big but elegant, with textbook Colchagua profile. Drink now through 2007."- Wine Spectator

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About Los Vascos:

Los Vascos traces its roots to approximately 1750 and to the original vineyard of Miguel Echenique. The vineyard passed down through the family throughout the succeeding centuries.

The acquisition of 50% of Los Vascos by Rothschild (Lafite) in 1988 was the result of a careful search among more than one hundred Chilean wines for one that could meet their criteria for excellence. A team of winemakers from Domaine Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) control the viticulture, harvest, maceration, fermentation and aging of the wines at Los Vascos. Strict control of yields from the estate and adherence to the winemaking techniques of Chateau Lafite result in wines of high quality, whose characteristics do not escape connoisseurs. All production is estate bottled.