Monday, May 7, 2012

Viña Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Here we have a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Colchagua valley in Chile, produced by DOMAINES BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD-LAFITE who took over the Los Vascos estate (Los Vascos meaning The Basques, in honour of its Basque origins) in 1988.

There is much going on here for under $10. This wine has a deep and dark ruby red color. The nose is definitely intense, with ripe red and blue fruits like cherry, cassis, blueberry, raspberry and plum interwoven with palate notes of licorice, violets and spice, while showing good firm structure. A very pleasing combination of tannins and acidity, and a warm and harmonious finish. This is a really good everyday wine well worth looking for by the case, where it can probably be had for close to $7 a bottle!

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