Los Vascos Reserve 2006

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The Grande Réserve - Los Vascos is the product of selection from the vineyard’s finest plots of land. “Grande Réserve...

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Valley Stream, NY (230 mi)
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Fort Lee, NJ (220 mi)
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Very herbal when I popped the cork but the herbaceousness blew off quickly to reveal balanced fruits, tobacco and oak. Drank well in March of '09 b... Read more

A Lafite for $13?! Only in Chile... Very earthy and less fruity. Was picking up green peppers and very subtle fruit flavors. Interesting win... Read more

We had this at our wedding and everyone loved it. Read more

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Snooth User: azygos
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3.50 5
03/18/2009

Very herbal when I popped the cork but the herbaceousness blew off quickly to reveal balanced fruits, tobacco and oak. Drank well in March of '09 but seemed young still. For $15 this wine will be a great value in 2010


Snooth User: ktam12
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3.00 5
02/24/2009

A Lafite for $13?! Only in Chile... Very earthy and less fruity. Was picking up green peppers and very subtle fruit flavors. Interesting wine, maybe another year or two will help it along a bit.


Snooth User: Beatonian
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0.00 5
01/23/2009

We had this at our wedding and everyone loved it.


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/05/2011

See Ernico Viglierchio (Castello Banfi) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#6): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/04/2011

See Ernico Viglierchio (Castello Banfi) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#6): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/05/2011

See Ernico Viglierchio (Castello Banfi) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#6): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
3.50 5
11/08/2009

I didn't notice a remarkable difference between this, the Reserve and the standard Los Vascos, but for the money, solid bottles of cab from Chile! - Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


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External Reviews for Los Vascos Reserve

External Review
05/23/2011

A solid, fruity Cabernet with nice flavors of plum and berry and some sweetly spicy notes on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
05/23/2011

Supple, with toasty oak notes, sweet vanilla, cherry and light smoke flavors. Has a candylike appeal.


External Review
05/23/2011

Light ruby. Medium-bodied. Balanced acidity. Moderately extracted. Mildly oaked and tannic. Plums, black pepper, cherries. A wine of moderate depthy and character, with vivid, persistent fruit couched in an elegant frame.


External Review
05/23/2011

Produced in partnership with the owners of Lafite-Rothschild, using methods traditional in Bordeaux, this is a very nice wine with chewy cassis and plum flavors enhanced by a touch of cedar and lightly toasted oak.


External Review
05/23/2011

An elegant style, with cherry and currant fruit laced with tobacco, vanilla and mineral hints. Has nice length on the slightly dusty finish. Drink now through 2009.


External Review
10/16/2009

87 Points - Wine Spectator Medium-weight, with fresh, mixed berry fruit and briar and toast notes. Juicy finish.


External Review
05/23/2011

Bright ruby. Highly aromatic nose offers a sexy bouquet of ripe cherry, black currant, fresh rose, tobacco and cedar. Suave, supple and sweet, with smooth red and dark berry flavors, gentle tannins and refreshing mineral bite on the close. Very sexy and drinkable now.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The Grande Réserve - Los Vascos is the product of selection from the vineyard’s finest plots of land. “Grande Réserve” is produced traditionally and aged in French oak barrels, it is characterized by its persistent and complex bouquet. 2006 was a late vintage in Chile in spite of an extremely hot summer but it was followed by cool temperatures during the harvest which permitted a good staggering during the picking for optimum maturities without an explosion of alcoholic degrees. The colour is intense ruby with fine brilliance and orange nuances. The nose explodes with fruit : black cherry and blackcurrant (Cabernet), strawberry (Malbec), raspberry (Syrah), plum light mint and black pepper (Carmenère). The oak doesn’t overpower the fruit contributes delicious aromas of tobacco, cinnamon, and crème brûlée (vanilla, caramel and chocolate). The rich hand creamy taste is fresh and very intense, well structured and finishes with a fruit intensity of raspberries and cherries accompanied by a touch of liquorice and walnut skin. It is very dynamic and still very young. This juicy and luscious wine is delicious to taste now but the tannins still need to mature for a while before it becomes ideal for drinking (2009). On the lines of the 2005, it is currently superb. A wine deliciously Chilean!

The Grande Réserve - Los Vascos is the product of selection from the vineyard’s finest plots of land. “Grande Réserve” is produced traditionally and aged in French oak barrels, it is characterized by its persistent and complex bouquet. 2006 was a late vintage in Chile in spite of an extremely hot summer but it was followed by cool temperatures during the harvest which permitted a good staggering during the picking for optimum maturities without an explosion of alcoholic degrees. The colour is intense ruby with fine brilliance and orange nuances. The nose explodes with fruit : black cherry and blackcurrant (Cabernet), strawberry (Malbec), raspberry (Syrah), plum light mint and black pepper (Carmenère). The oak doesn’t overpower the fruit contributes delicious aromas of tobacco, cinnamon, and crème brûlée (vanilla, caramel and chocolate). The rich hand creamy taste is fresh and very intense, well structured and finishes with a fruit intensity of raspberries and cherries accompanied by a touch of liquorice and walnut skin. It is very dynamic and still very young. This juicy and luscious wine is delicious to taste now but the tannins still need to mature for a while before it becomes ideal for drinking (2009). On the lines of the 2005, it is currently superb. A wine deliciously Chilean!

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