WINE OF THE MONTH!
June 1, 2022 by PWM
2016 LOS VASCOS GRANDE RESERVE
LAFITE ROTHSCHILD COLCHAGUA CHILEAN ESTATE! One would be hard pressed to name more than few estates on the entire planet that craft better wine from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape that the Bordeaux First Growth Lafite Rothschild. And, they were the first to bring their vine cuttings from France to Chile 1988. This ‘Grande Reserve’ level Cabernet Sauvignon is their very finest and in the running for best Cabernet for $15 we have ever offered.
The 2016 Vascos Grande Reserve is drinking brilliantly today, soaring from the glass with aromas of cassis, dark berry fruit, charcoal, pencil shavings, espresso roast and loamy soil. Full-bodied, ample and enveloping, it's a layered, sumptuous wine that's remarkably seamless and complete, with impressive concentration, ripe but lively acids and fine, melting tannins. It has the Bordeaux elegance with Chilean exuberance, everything in a subtle and harmonious way.