Baron Philippe de Rothschild Escudo Rojo Origine 2018
Refined and complex, with intense fruit notes, the nose reveals wild strawberry, cherry and blackcurrant aromas mingled with delicate notes of vanilla. Excellent attack on the palette with a concentration and balanced acidity, on silky and refined tannins. The wine goes on to reveal its distinctiveness and aromatic complexity on ripe black fruit and Morello cherry Flavors followed by notes of vanilla, mocha and toasted hazelnuts on the finish, demonstrating all the power and complexity of Baron Philippe de Rothschild's selection of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
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This is very decadent on the nose with blackberries and undertones of black licorice and raw meat. Floral and beautiful. Full-bodied, layered and juicy with loads of fruit and intensity. Long, long finish. Needs two or three years to soften. Better after 2022.
A Cabernet Sauvignon from Buin, Maipo, that combines harvest sectors and dates as part of a modern approach. Intense garnet in color, with a nose that offers up notes of fresh black currant and vanilla from the wood, combined with black and bell pepper. Juicy, with polished, active tannins, well-judged freshness and a lingering, bold palate.
Produced in Chile by Baron Philippe de Rothschild Maipo Chile, Escudo Rojo was born in 1997. A perfect marriage of ancestral Bordeaux expertise and an exceptional terroir, Escudo Rojo is a fine branded wine which corresponds to the expectations, the image and the great winemaking tradition of Baron Philippe de Rothschild.
Escudo Rojo is the Spanish translation of “Rote Schild”, the German for “red shield”, the historical emblem of the Rothschild family. Thus, the very name Escudo Rojo reflects the Rothschild family’s commitment to Chile.
The Maipo Valley is Chile’s most famous wine region. Set in the country’s Central Valley, it is warm and quite dry, often necessitating the use of irrigation. Alluvial soils predominate but are supplemented with loam and clay.
The climate in Maipo is best-suited for ripe, full-bodied reds like Cabernet Sauvignon (the region’s most widely planted grape), Merlot, Syrah and Carmenère, a Bordeaux variety that has found a successful home in Chile.
With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a variety that creates a fruity and full-bodied wine would do well combined with one that is naturally high in acidity and tannins. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.