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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc 2008
(search item no. 96959)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Sauvignon Blanc is clear with nice green reflections. The nose has the traditional aromas of Sauvignon Blanc, which are particularly expressive and typical: boxwood, gorse and exotic fruit (pineapple and lime). In the mouth, it is fresh, very juicy and balanced with good persistence. The grapes from Casablanca and Leyda bring minerals to the wine as well as elegance.
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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.