Los Vascos Cromas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Los Vascos Cromas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 750ml
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Los Vascos Cromas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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Category Red Wine
Origin Chile, Colchagua
Brand Los Vascos
Alcohol/vol 14.5%

Proud owners of Los Vascos, the Rothschild family believes that being pioneers in Chile was an exciting challenge, and that its vineyards' superb location has been a great success in modern times. Grape vines were planted in the north of Chile in the 16th century, in the wake of the Spanish conquistadors. Production expanded rapidly and the country was soon exporting to Peru, challenging imported wines from Spain. The Echenique family, of Basque origin, planted vineyards in the Peralillo area of the Colchagua province around 1750 and in the 19th century, the same family was part of the rapid expansion that took place in Chilean wines, at the initiative of a handful of pioneers who were inspired by the French model. The first French grapes were planted in the Cañeten Valley of Colchagua in 1850 but when phylloxera ravaged Europe’s vineyards, Chile’s production increased dramatically. Vineyards went from 9,000 hectares in 1870 to 40,000 hectares in 1900. The first exports of Chilean wines to Europe took place in 1877. 

Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) took over the Los Vascos estate (Los Vascos meaning The Basques, in honor of its Basque origins) in 1988. At the time, the property extended to some 2,200 hectares, of which 220 hectares were planted with vines. The pioneering ambition of DBR in Chile was above all the result of extensive research into the potential of local wines. Many properties were visited and many wines were tasted before choosing Los Vascos, because of its location near the ocean and its exceptional soil. Along with ideal weather conditions, Los Vascos benefits from intense exposure to the sun, adequate water sources, semi-arid soils and little risk of frost. At an average of 130 m above sea level and at just 40 kilometres from the Pacific Ocean, the microclimate of Viña Los Vascos has everything to produce fine wines.

The new era has seen some very substantial investments under the supervision of Château Lafite Rothschild’s Technical Director. The existing vineyard has been restructured, a program for new planting drawn up and yields have been intentionally reduced. Water resources have been secured with boreholes and a weather station has been set up in the vineyard. The bodega has been enlarged and modernized in several stages in order to meet the new requirements in terms of vinification and maturing (stainless steel vat room, pneumatic presses, barrel room). And finally, a guest house has been built in the traditional Chilean style, enabling the estate to offer visitors a warm welcome.

The late 2000s marked a new stage for Los Vascos, with a new generation of technicians at the helm, and the arrival at maturity of the vines planted in the 1990s. The knowledge of the terroirs accumulated over 20 years has been used to refine the qualitative approach in the vineyard and in the winemaking. The decision to adopt large-scale drip irrigation and to grow more grape varieties have also brought new possibilities to the expression, balance and complexity of all the wines in the range. The early intuition that Los Vascos possessed the potential to produce fine wines has been confirmed. Los Vascos can be more confident than ever about the strength of its terroirs. However, the pioneering spirit continues, and the pursuit of excellence requires passion and time. New high potential plots have been identified in the foothill regions: the technical team is already paving the way for the Grands Vins of tomorrow with new planting projects to meet demand. 

This Gran Reserva Cromas is a structured and balanced wine, a great representative of a Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon. Ruby colored with garnet trim. The nose is intense, with red fruits such as cherries and plums, accompanied by cassis. Along with these fruits appear spicy notes of clove and cinnamon complemented by a background of well-integrated wood and graphite notes. The palate is intense, with a pleasant volume and acidity. It has characterful but elegant tannins that give it presence and vitality.

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The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Cromas also contains a 10% of Syrah and 5% of Carménère from Peralillo, Colchagua, and was four-fifths aged in 30% new oak. Rich garnet in color. The nose offers cigar box and black currant plus hints of ash, dark fruit and balsamic flavors. Fluid and full- flavored, this is juicy in the mouth, with firm, fine-grained tannins. A well-made commercial wine.

June 2022
James Suckling
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Some baked cherries, black pepper and dark spices. A full-bodied and rich cabernet with lots of cassis on the palate.

Wine Spectator
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This red offers an inviting perfumed entry, with notes of tea leaf and red currant joining on the palate and shades of slate and green herbs folding in on the finish. Drink now through 2028. 70,000 cases made, 8,000 cases imported

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The 2019 Cromas Cabernet Sauvignon has 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah and 2% Carmenere in the bottled blend. Like the rest of the range, it has 14.5% alcohol and a juicy palate with ripe berry flavors and moderate varietal character, and in this case, more roasted and smoky flavors, finishing with a dry sensation and some toasted twist. 960,000 bottles produced. Seventy-five percent of the volume matured in barrel and the rest was kept in concrete for one year.

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