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Los Vascos Grande Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

This is the second more recent vintage of a Los Vascos that has been disappointing.  I have some of this producer’s earlier wines in my cellar such was my faith at the time.  The 2013 has diffuse and spiky aromatics that are simple in expression.  The palate is medium bodied and improves with air.  A…Continue readingLos Vascos Grande Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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Some South Americans – Clos de los Siete 2011, Valle Las Acequias Mendoza 2010, Los Vascos Grand Reserve 2011 and Norton Privada Mendoza 2011

Here is a roundup of a few South American wines tasted abroad.  These wines continue to impress.  Most are available in Australia, with the honourable exception of the first one.  Naturally, of course, that is the wine that I would most wish to buy. Clos de los Siete Mendoza 2011, ArgentinaThis is another good release…Continue readingSome South Americans – Clos de los Siete 2011, Valle Las Acequias Mendoza 2010, Los Vascos Grand Reserve 2011 and Norton Privada Mendoza 2011

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Montes Alpha Syrah Colchagua Valley 2010

Montes’ Alpha syrah from the 2010 vintage is bright in the glass, with a deep intensity purple in colour and evident tears.  It has clean and towards pronounced intensity aromatics of tomato bush, sweet oak, fresh herbs and plums.  On the palate, the wine is dry, with medium acid, high tannins that are chalky and a little…Continue readingMontes Alpha Syrah Colchagua Valley 2010

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Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite Los Vascos Grande Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Domaines Barons de Rothschild-Lafite took over Los Vascos estate in Colchagua in Chile in 1998.  The estate has a substantial 580 hectares under vine, is situated at a warm 34.3c of latitude (south) and has vines planted from 15 to 70 years of age.  The result in the 2006 vintage here is quite a remarkable…Continue readingDomaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite Los Vascos Grande Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006