Le Dix, meaning 10 in French, was introduced in 1996 to celebrate Domaine Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)'s first ten years in Chile. It is only produced
in extraordinary vintage years. Le Dix de Los Vascos is grown in the exceptional vineyard, called El Fraile, which means "the monk”, the oldest planted
vineyard at Los Vascos and the original vineyard on the estate. The vineyard is 100% planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and many parcels of the vineyard
have vines reaching 80 years in age. The vineyard is fairly large, covering some 200 acres, Le Dix is produced from severely reduced yields from
El Fraille (the best) combined with the most rigorous cuvee selection - the resulting wine is of world class stature.
|vintage 2012 James Suckling, 96 Pts
The depth of fruit in this barrel sample is impressive with layers of round tannins, roses and currants. Full body, savory fruit and a long and intense finish. Structured with length and beautiful depth. 85% cabernet sauvignon, 10% carmenere, and 5% syrah. Spent 18 months in barrel, mostly new oak.
Wine Spectator 90 Pts A sleek style, exhibiting a powerful core of dark plum and cherry flavors, supported by fresh acidity. Offers engaging minerality and some white pepper notes that linger on the focused finish. Drink now through 2019.
|Wine maker notes
|2012. Deep ruby red color with light shades of brick. Bouquet of ripe red fruit such as plums, cherries and raspberries which blend with light notes of liqueur. Maturing in French oak barrels from the Tonnellerie de DBR (Lafite) cooperage gives the wine pleasant toasted notes which are well-integrated with flavors of black olives, black pepper, chocolate brownie, walnuts and chestnuts, all underscored with a hint of fresh figs, tobacco and cedar. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied with good structure, volume, and tannins which combine to offer a wine of outstanding elegance, balance and personality.