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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Los Vascos Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Sauvignon Blanc 2011 - Tour of Chile Part 2 (Coastal Whites)

Los Vascos Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Sauvignon Blanc 2011 - Tour of Chile Part 2 (Coastal Whites)

100% Sauvignon Blanc from Casablanca Valley, Chile.

SRP of $14 and available for as low as $8. Sample received courtesy Wines of Chile for review purposes.

From the bottle:
"Los Vascos, one of Chile's oldest wine estates, is managed by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite), who began a comprehensive modernization and investment program in 1988. The 560 - hectare vineyard is located in the Cañeten valley of the Colchagua province which offers a healthy microclimate for its ungrafted pre-phylioxera Bordeaux rootstock. Under the direct technical supervision of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite), Los Vascos is committed to producing the finest consistent and balanced wines whose elegance and harmony are to be shared with connaisseurs around the world.

13.5% Alcohol"
Today's wine is the second to last one in our series, and it's also one we've tried (and liked) before.

The 2011 Los Vascos Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Sauvignon Blanc begins with aromas of tropical fruit, peach, and a little gooseberry. Those tropical fruit and peach flavors carryover when tasting the wine along with some orange zest and pineapple. This wine has good minerality and it ends with some tangy tropical fruit that lingers nicely. A nice, easy to drink wine.

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Taste Rating: 7              Cost Rating: 9
Overall Rating: 7.5

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Wines in the Chile Coastal Whites series:
2011 Vina Casablanca Nimbus Sauvignon Blanc
2011 Casa Silva Cool Coast Sauvignon Blanc
2010 Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Chardonnay
2011 Cono Sur Vision Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
2010 De Martino Legado Reserva Chardonnay
2011 Veramonte Ritual Sauvignon Blanc
2011 Los Vascos Barons de Rothschild Sauvignon Blanc
2009 Concha Y Toro Marques De Casa Concha Chardonnay

Also be sure to check out Tour of Chile Part 1 series on Carménère!

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