RESERVA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2018 en

The harvest was early, starting on 23 February with the Villavicencio white grapes and ending on 10 May with the Carmenere grapes. At the Maipo winery, grapes came in from 26 March to 17 May.In keeping with the average, grapes were picked 10 to 15 days later than for the 2017 vintage. The decisive factor…

Escudo Rojo

Reservacabernet sauvignon

This wine comes from the “Valle del Maipo”, 30 km south of Santiago. Nestling at the foot of the Andes Mountains, it is a valley with a long winegrowing tradition which offers some of the best conditions for cultivating Cabernet Sauvignon.
This wine comes from the “Valle del Maipo”, 30 km south of Santiago. Nestling at the foot of the Andes Mountains, it is a valley with a long winegrowing tradition which offers some of the best conditions for cultivating Cabernet Sauvignon.
This wine comes from the “Valle del Maipo”, 30 km south of Santiago. Nestling at the foot of the Andes Mountains, it is a valley with a long winegrowing tradition which offers some of the best conditions for cultivating Cabernet Sauvignon.

Escudo Rojo

Reservacabernet sauvignon

2018

2017

2016

2018 VINTAGE

Overall, the weather in 2018 was exceptional, bringing the grapes to optimum maturity while retaining their freshness.

The harvest was early, starting on 23 February with the Villavicencio white grapes and ending on 10 May with the Carmenere grapes. At the Maipo winery, grapes came in from 26 March to 17 May.In keeping with the average, grapes were picked 10 to 15 days later than for the 2017 vintage. The decisive factor was a period of relatively low temperatures during the end of the ripening process, from December to February. The grapes ripened more slowly as a result, allowing them to preserve an aromatic freshness sometimes difficult to attain in Chile. This was followed by excellent weather which brought the grapes to optimum phenolic maturity and heralded the start of the harvest. At this stage 2018 is a very promising vintage, combining good concentration and powerful, expressive fruit.

The power of New World wines combined with the refinement of Old World wines!

MATURING

The wine is matured in one-year-old oak barrels for six to eight months before bottling.

GRAPE VARIETY

This wine is made entirely from the same grape variety even though the requirement under chilean law is only 75%. Cabernet Sauvignon gives balanced wines with well-rounded tannins and blackcurrant, pepper and liquorice flavours. The wines have considerable ageing potential and their structure becomes rounder with time.

TASTING NOTES

Blackcurrant - Spices - Intense - Fruity

Aspect

A deep ruby red with a purple tint.

Nose

Refined and complex, with intense, forward fruit, the nose reveals wild strawberry, cherry and blackcurrant aromas mingled with subtle, delicate notes of vanilla and almond.

Palate

Excellent attack, good substance, concentration and balanced acidity, on silky and refined tannins.

It goes on to reveal its distinctiveness and aromatic complexity in notes of blackcurrant, cherry and fresh spice, culminating in an elegant finish which combines the fullness of ripe fruit with the refinement and mineral characteristics of the Maipo terroir.

2017 VINTAGE

Particularly hot and dry weather brought the grapes to optimum maturity and shortened the maturing cycle, making 2017 an exceptionally early vintage.

Lower than average rainfall, ideally distributed throughout the growth cycle, together with the highest average temperature of the past ten years and more, made this a very Mediterranean-style vintage.
The 2017 wines are therefore generous and powerful, while remaining silky and soft.
They have a very distinctive Chilean identity, especially in the expression of fruit flavours and aromas which, combined with dense and rich mid-palates, reveal the identity of the terroirs to the full.

Producing wines with great ageing potential, 2017 is one of the great Chilean vintages.

MATURING

The wine is matured in one-year-old oak barrels for six to eight months before bottling.

GRAPE VARIETY

This wine is made entirely from the same grape variety even though the requirement under chilean law is only 75%. Cabernet Sauvignon gives balanced wines with well-rounded tannins and blackcurrant, pepper and liquorice flavours. The wines have considerable ageing potential and their structure becomes rounder and more refined with time.

TASTING NOTES

Black fruits - Spices - Intense - Fruity

Aspect

Dark red with an intense garnet hue.

Nose

The nose opens on an array of refined ripe black fruit aromas, joined on airing by light toasted hazelnut notes.

Palate

The ripe black fruit notes found on the nose return on the rich and ample attack, while attractive spice and toast flavours bring remarkable complexity and intensity to the mid- palate, underpinned by powerful tannins typical of Cabernet Sauvignon.

The black fruit flavours return on the long and fresh finish.

2016 VINTAGE

Exceptional weather conditions in 2016 produced very interesting and distinctive wines.

Rainfall was significantly higher than during an average year, with unusually heavy precipitation in autumn. This had an impact on the vintage, giving it a marine character rarely found in Chilean wines. The greater part of the vine growth cycle took place under ideal weather conditions; however, it remains a very technical vintage, owing its success to the skills and know-how of Baron Philippe de Rothschild Maipo’s vine-growers. Highly expressive of each grape variety and terroir, the wines are balanced, fresh andelegant.

2016, an “El Niño” year, will doubtlessbe remembered as an atypical, singular vintage on account of its unusual rainfall patterns, the advantage of which was to preserve fresh fruit flavours and impart a certain elegance that is sometimes difficult to attain in New World wines.

MATURING

The wine is matured in one-year-old oak barrels for six to eight months before bottling.

GRAPE VARIETY

This wine is made entirely from the same grape variety even though the requirement under chilean law is only 75%. Cabernet Sauvignon gives balanced wines with well-rounded tannins and blackcurrant, pepper and liquorice flavours. The wines have considerable ageing potential and their structure becomes rounder and more refined with time.

TASTING NOTES

Black and red fruits - Licorice - Elelgant - Fruity

Aspect

A dark-hued red-purple.

Nose

The refined and complex nose opens on an array of red and black fruit aromas accompanied by hints of mocha.

Palate

The rich attack reveals attractive notes of ripe red fruit such as raspberry and morello cherry.

The succulent mid-palate expresses powerful black fruit flavours such as blackberry and blackcurrant, accompanied by a touch of liquorice, leading into a highly-refined finish on black fruit and roast coffee notes underpinned by elegant tannins.

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