Wine Spectator 90 points - A sleek style, exhibiting a powerful core of dark plum and cherry flavors, supported by fresh acidity. Offers engaging minerality and some white pepper notes that linger on the focused finish. Drink now through 2019. 700 cases imported.-KM
(Mar 31 2015)
Vinous 91 points - Opaque ruby. Sexy, oak-spiced dark berry and floral pastille scents are complemented by pipe tobacco and cedar. Smooth and velvety on the palate, offering sweet cherry compote and rose flavors that tighten up slowly with air. Shows very good clarity and energy on the finish, which features smooth tannins and a suave mocha quality.
Le Dix, meaning 10 in French, was introduced in 1996 to celebrate Domaine Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)'s first ten years in Chile. It is only produced
in extraordinary vintage years. Le Dix de Los Vascos is grown in the exceptional vineyard, called El Fraile, which means "the monk”, the oldest planted
vineyard at Los Vascos and the original vineyard on the estate. The vineyard is 100% planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and many parcels of the vineyard
have vines reaching 80 years in age. The vineyard is fairly large, covering some 200 acres, Le Dix is produced from severely reduced yields from
El Fraille (the best) combined with the most rigorous cuvee selection - the resulting wine is of world class stature.
|The acquisition of Los Vascos by Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) in 1988 was the result of a careful search among more than 100 Chilean wines for one that could meet the Rothschild criteria for excellence. The property has been completely renovated, both in viticulture and viniculture. With over 2,200 contiguous hectares, 530 are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon (95%) and Chardonnay (5%). Los Vascos is the largest vineyard in the Caneten Valley of Colchagua and can easily maintain its, “Estate Grown, Hand Picked, Hand Sorted, Estate Bottled” status.