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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Los Vascos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Los Vascos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 100844)

PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

High temperatures during the summer stopped the evolution of the grapes for a while and delayed the harvest. Happily, a sunny but mild autumn permitted waiting for ideal ripeness and very good concentration of the grapes.

The color is an impressive intense ruby. The nose explodes with fruit: cherry, strawberry, raspberry, plum, light mint and black pepper. The oak and the toast of the barrels do not dominate the fruit and bring delicious aromas of coffee, tobacco, cinnamon and "crème brûlée". In the mouth, the wine is wonderfully concentrated and juicy. The finish shows intense fruit of cherry and strawberry with a nice touch of liquorice.

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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.