| Wine Spectator 89 points (Dec 31 2011)
Racy, featuring a dark profile of blackberry, cassis and kirsch notes backed by fine tannins, as the finish pumps out layers of licorice, smoke and spice. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Carmenere. Drink now. 1,400 cases imported.-NW
Vinous 91 points (May 2012)
Full ruby. Deeply pitched aromas of cassis, cherry-vanilla, pipe tobacco and licorice, complemented by a smoky overtone. Lush, penetrating dark fruit flavors are given spine by juicy acidity and pick up spiciness with air. Ripe but lively cabernet, finishing with excellent thrust and lingering tobacco and vanilla notes. I’d have no problem holding this wine for at least another five to seven years.
Wine Advocate 91 points (Dec 2012)
The 2009 Le Dix de Los Vascos originates from a plot of 70-year old vines known as “El Fraile, inaugurated to commemorate ten years of Domaine Baron de Rothschilds involvement in Chile. It is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Carmenere and 5% Syrah and has an ambitious bouquet of blackberry, macerated dark cherries, cocoa and dried blood. The palate is medium-bodied with furry tannins, a lot of bitter chocolate coating the dark berry fruit and a rather forceful, tannic finish that is missing some persistency in the mouth, but has the substance to suggest it will mellow and evolve more “gravitas with time. Drink 2015-2025.”,,,