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Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon Domaine Barons de Rothschild 2007

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There was a very dry period during the winter months (463 mm of rain compared to 726 mm the previous year), but carefully planned, controlled irrigation ensured a normal growth cycle. <br/>Low temperatures in the spring during flowering resulted in some flower abortion, and thus slightly less generous bunches of grapes. Production was reduced by 15% compared to the annual average (8.5 tons/ha vs. 10 tons/ha) but this resulted in greater concentration and remarkably well-balanced grapes. Bright ruby red colour. Remarkably expressive, fruity nose: aromas of blueberries, cherries, blackcurrants and raspberries blending perfectly with notes of pink pepper, paprika, curry and saffron. <br/>Velvety, full-bodied and seductive in the mouth with mild acidity and gentle tannins giving very pleasant mouthfeel.

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Viña Los Vascos:
A pioneering adventure Grapevines were planted in the north of Chile in the 16th century, in the wake of Spanish conquistadors.Production expanded rapidly and the country was soon exporting to Peru, challenging imported wines from Spain. The Echenique family, of Basque origin, planted vineyards in the Peralillo area of the Colchagua province around 1750 and in the 19th century, the same family... Read more
A pioneering adventure Grapevines were planted in the north of Chile in the 16th century, in the wake of Spanish conquistadors.Production expanded rapidly and the country was soon exporting to Peru, challenging imported wines from Spain. The Echenique family, of Basque origin, planted vineyards in the Peralillo area of the Colchagua province around 1750 and in the 19th century, the same family was part of the rapid expansion that took place in Chilean wines, at the initiative of a handful of pioneers who were inspired by the French model. The first French grapes were planted in the Cañeten Valley of Colchagua in 1850 but when phylloxera ravaged Europe’s vineyards, Chile’s production increased dramatically. Vineyards went from 9,000 hectares in 1870 to 40,000 hectares in 1900. The first exports of wines to Europe took place in 1877. In 1947, production in the Cañeten Valley of the Peralillo region was reorganised and rationalised. Plots of land were cleared and prepared for planting, water supply and storage systems were put in place and cellars equipped with cement tanks were built. The “Cañetenes” wines gradually built up a good reputation. However, the land reform measures which came into force in the late 60s and early 70s put a stop to any further expansion. Domaines Barons de Rothschild-Lafite took over the Los Vascos estate (Los Vascos meaning The Basques, in honour of its Basque origins) in 1988. At the time, the property extended to some 2,200 hectares, of which 220 hectares were under vine. The pioneering ambition of DBR in Chile was above all the result of extensive research into the potential of local wines. Many properties were visited and very many wines were tasted before choosing Los Vascos, because of its location near the ocean and its exceptional soil. Along with ideal weather conditions, Los Vascos benefits from intense exposure to the sun, adequate water sources, semi-arid soils and little risk of frost. At an average of 130m above sea level and at just 40 kilometres from the Pacific Ocean, the microclimate of Viña Los Vascos has everything to produce fine wines. The new Los Vascos project included major investment under the direction of the Technical Director at Château Lafite Rothschild from 1983 to 1994. The vineyard was restructured, a replanting programme was put in place and yields were reduced. Drilling provided a plentiful source of water and a weather monitoring station was installed in the vineyards. The bodega itself was enlarged and modernised step by step to cope with the new requirements in winemaking and ageing. The refurbishment included the installation of stainless steel tanks, pneumatic presses and improvement to the barrel cellar. The aim of all the improvements to the winery and the vineyard was to improve quality and, under the supervision of Claudio Naranjo, a new team of local management was recruited. Los Vascos is now a single plot, 580-ha vineyard in the heart of a 3,600-ha hacienda. Gradually, the improvements to the property have been mirrored in the wines and the vineyard’s increasing maturity has meant that premium wines like Los Vascos Grande Réserve and Le Dix de Los Vascos have been added to the range. In recent vintages, the wines overall have shown increasing concentration and finesse. The finishing touch to the estate has been the construction of a new guesthouse, designed in the traditional Chilean architectural style. Read less
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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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2.50 5
12/22/2009

I hadn't seen this one before, just the regular Los Vascos and the Reserve. This, I think I like least of the three. Upon immediate opening, it's VERY fruit forward, to an almost beaujolais degree. It's a young cab, but wow. Much better the next day, but still not great. Just OK for me.


Snooth User: jgalbjr
279377132
3.50 5
08/08/2011

I think this wine is drinking really nice right now. More Bordeaux like than cab with a real taste of cab franc qualities. For the price, this is a real easy one.


Snooth User: Ilia Markov
28315690
2.50 5
01/01/2010

The color of this cabarnet sauvignon is rubsy red with violet hints. The nose is deep with predominant traces of wild fruits but also soft hints of soil. The taste is somewhat balanced with soft mature tannins.


Snooth User: rcoulter
25607029
2.00 5
02/14/2010

Located in the Caneten Valley of the Colchagua province of Chile it is the Chilean outpost of Domaines Barons de Rothschild-Lafite. Red ruby color, Nose of red fruit: red cherries, raspberries and plums. The pallet was spices of black pepper, mint and cloves with some smoke. Medium tannins. Good acidity. Medium finish, Well balanced. This wine holds to be a great everyday drinking wine that was delicious and very affordable.


Snooth User: nyred
1920784
2.50 5
07/07/2009

very very approachable. I disagreed w/ post above about finish. Mine is nothing. Medium body.Good when you have nothing at home.


Snooth User: Moes
69816725
3.50 5
04/07/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon Domaine Barons de Rothschild

External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Magnum (1,5L): jetzt bereits sehr gut zu trinken, hervorragendes Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis, lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang, empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift,Jahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 1,5 L MagnumRegion: Colchagua ValleyWeingut: Baron RothschildRebsorte: 100% Cabernet SauvignonRestzucker: 2,5 g/LiterRestsäure: 5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.14 Rotwein


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon 2007: jetzt bereits sehr gut zu trinken, hervorragendes Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis, dieser Wein gehört zur Spitzenklasse, unsere besondere Empfehlung, lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang, Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift,Jahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Colchagua ValleyWeingut: Baron RothschildRebsorte: 100% Cabernet SauvignonRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: Rotwein


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
06/21/2010

Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Magnum (1,5L) - Los Vascos: Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 - Rotwein von Los Vascos - 1,5 Liter MagnumflascheDas Bukett vom Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon explodiert förmlich vor Fruchtigkeit, so finden wir schwarze Kirschen und Cassis (Cabernet), Erdbeere (Malbec), Himbeere (Syrah), Pflaume, Minze und schwarzer Pfeffer (Carmenère). Die Holztöne überlagern jedoch nicht die Frucht, sondern steuern köstliche Aromen von Tabak, Zimt und Crème brûlée bei. Am Gaumen zeigt er sich vollmundig und cremig, wobei er frisch und intensiv wirkt und gut strukturiert ist. Auch der Nachhall gestaltet sich intensiv-fruchtig nach Himbeere und Kirsche, was von einem Hauch Lakritz und Nussschale untermalt wird. Genießen Sie ihn zu warmem Roastbeef, Lammrücken mit Rosmarin oder Spare Ribs.Weingut: Los VascosLand: ChileRegion: Colchagua ValleyRebsorte: 100% Cabernet SauvignonAlkoholgehalt: 14,0 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5,0 g/lRestsüße: 2,5 g/lInhalt: 1,5 lEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18°CFassreife: in Barriques gereiftLagerfähigkeit: 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang Rotwein > Chile > Colchagua Valley


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon - 3 Fl. in Original Holzkiste 2007: jetzt bereits sehr gut zu trinken, hervorragendes Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis, dieser Wein gehört zur Spitzenklasse, unsere besondere Empfehlung, lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang, empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift,Jahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 3 x 0,75 LRegion: Colchagua ValleyWeingut: Los VascosRebsorte: 100% Cabernet SauvignonRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 12 + 1 Magnum Paket: Jahrgang: 20Inhalt: PaketRegion: Weingut: Rebsorte: Restzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: Weinpakete


External Review
03/03/2010

ST: 88 Points WE: 86 Points


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
06/21/2010

Cabernet Sauvignon - 3 Fl. in Original Holzkiste 2007 - Los Vascos : Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (3 Fl. in Original Holzkiste) - Rotwein von Los VascosDas Bukett vom Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon explodiert förmlich vor Fruchtigkeit, so finden wir schwarze Kirschen und Cassis (Cabernet), Erdbeere (Malbec), Himbeere (Syrah), Pflaume, Minze und schwarzer Pfeffer (Carmenère). Die Holztöne überlagern jedoch nicht die Frucht, sondern steuern köstliche Aromen von Tabak, Zimt und Crème brûlée bei. Am Gaumen zeigt er sich vollmundig und cremig, wobei er frisch und intensiv wirkt und gut strukturiert ist. Auch der Nachhall gestaltet sich intensiv-fruchtig nach Himbeere und Kirsche, was von einem Hauch Lakritz und Nussschale untermalt wird. Genießen Sie ihn zu warmem Roastbeef, Lammrücken mit Rosmarin oder Spare Ribs.Weingut: Los VascosLand: ChileRegion: Colchagua ValleyRebsorte: 100% Cabernet SauvignonAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol. %Inhalt: 3 x 0,75 lEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18°CFassreife: in Barriques gereiftLagerfähigkeit: 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang Rotwein > Chile > Colchagua Valley


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There was a very dry period during the winter months (463 mm of rain compared to 726 mm the previous year), but carefully planned, controlled irrigation ensured a normal growth cycle. <br/>Low temperatures in the spring during flowering resulted in some flower abortion, and thus slightly less generous bunches of grapes. Production was reduced by 15% compared to the annual average (8.5 tons/ha vs. 10 tons/ha) but this resulted in greater concentration and remarkably well-balanced grapes. Bright ruby red colour. Remarkably expressive, fruity nose: aromas of blueberries, cherries, blackcurrants and raspberries blending perfectly with notes of pink pepper, paprika, curry and saffron. <br/>Velvety, full-bodied and seductive in the mouth with mild acidity and gentle tannins giving very pleasant mouthfeel.

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