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Review: Los Vascos 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Reserve, Colchagua, Chile, Domaines Barons De Rothschild (Lafite)

Los Vascos Grande Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009.

Real Value Chilean Wine.

The weather in the Columbia Valley is starting to improve. Our days are intermittently blessed with sunshine and spring showers - the mornings and evenings are still chilly. The other night, I decided to relax on the back porch and take in the last rays of the sun. Orange, pink, and purple lined the horizon, like splashes of wine. It was not warm. Bundled up in a sweater, cap and wool slippers, I kicked back and enjoyed a bottle of Los Vascos 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Reserve.

Los Vascos is one of Chiles oldest wine estates. It is managed by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) which began modernizing the estate in 1988.

This was a brawny wine, very firm and deserved a grilled steak. On opening it had a classic Cabernet nose of cherry and vanilla, followed by tobacco and some chalk. It was dry with medium grip, and plenty of  chocolate on the finish. After an hour, this wine exploded with flavor. It rocked! It was also quite good on day two. With a couple more years in cellar this wine should really show off. Big finish. I'm especially pleased by this wine based on store prices below $20. Truly a terrific value. This would be a good wine to help top off your wine cellar. It will be well received by friends at your next sunset dinner. Recommended.

ABV: 14%
Closure: Natural cork.
560 hectare vineyard located in Caneten valley, Colchagua province.
Ungrafted pre-phylloxera Bordeaux rootstock.
Sample provided by Pasternak Wine Imports
Price: $15 - $20

Contact Pasternak Wine Imports for pricing and availability



  1. Spectacularly good value - and it brings the talking point of Lafite to your dining table too! Do see our own write-up on:

    The Sediment Blog

  2. Great feedback, enjoyed your write-up, good notes on the brand. Cheers!


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