VIÑA LOS VASCOS, LE DIX DE LOS VASCOS
COLCHAGUA VALLEY, CHILE 2018
Lafite Rothschild and deal are two words that don't often go together.
But they do today.
Because we're bringing you an extraordinary bottling – the 20th anniversary vintage of the wine that was introduced to celebrate the arrival of Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) in Chile, the 95-point Los Vascos Valle de Colchagua Le Dix de Los Vascos 2018 – and for an equally exceptional price: just under $65.
It sent James Suckling into uncharacteristic raptures. The critic mooned over its "creamy, melted tannins," its "polish," and its "length."
If you're a lover of old-vine wines, then Le Dix ought to be of particular interest: this bottling was sourced from Los Vascos's exceptional El Fraile vineyard, in the verdant Colchauga Valley, 25 miles from the sea, many parcels of which contain vines that are more than 80 years old.
But this heady, expressive blend (built, primarily, of Cabernet Sauvignon, with a small amount of Syrah for softening) also benefits from the judiciously low yields that winemaker Philippe Rolet insists upon.
I should note that Rolet adheres to the same time-honored methods, here, that Lafite does in producing its legendary Bordeaux Grands Crus. Grapes are hand-selected and de-stemmed, and fermented in stainless steel tanks, with gentle pump-overs that allow for slow, gentle extraction of the tannins. The wine is then aged in French oak (in this case, 60% new oak) for 18 months.
As with Lafite, these are wines that are built to last. The 2018 has the structure, undeniably, for graceful long-aging, and we expect you can cellar it for ten years or more, if you'd like – though, personally, we'd have an awfully hard time waiting that long, given its knockout performance at our recent tasting.
At this price, and with this pedigree, this is one you're going to want to buy by the case. But hurry – our quantities are limited!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Summer 2023. With the supply chain issues that we are seeing globally, there may be some unforeseen delays which could affect the ETA. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in MI, NY, or TN. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Sunday, April 16, 2023.
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