Le Dix de Los Vascos 2009 Los Vascos
The 2009 Le Dix de Los Vascos originates from a plot of 70-year old vines known as “El Fraile,” inaugurated to commemorate ten years of Domaine Baron de Rothschild’s involvement in Chile. It is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Carmenere and 5% Syrah and has an ambitious bouquet of blackberry, macerated dark cherries, cocoa and dried blood. The palate is medium-bodied with furry tannins, a lot of bitter chocolate coating the dark berry fruit and a rather forceful, tannic finish that is missing some persistency in the mouth, but has the substance to suggest it will mellow and evolve more “gravitas” with time. Drink 2015-2025.
Winespectator / James Suckling (89)
Racy, featuring a dark profile of blackberry, cassis and kirsch notes backed by fine tannins, as the finish pumps out layers of licorice, smoke and spice. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Carmenère. Drink now. 1,400 cases imported.