Los Vascos, Colchagua Valley (Chile) “Le Dix de Los Vascos” Estate Grown 2016

($61, Taub Family Selections):  Los Vascos, the Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) property in Chile, unsurprisingly makes great red wines.  This one, Le Dix, is their top-of-the-line offering, and is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (85 percent) with equal amounts of Syrah, Carmenère and Cabernet Franc.  As expected from a Lafite-related property, Le Dix is elegant, not flamboyant. It has plenty of weight, yet is finesse-filled with suave tannins.  Its savory focus is clear with olive-tinged flavors and a subtle, and welcome, bitter finish.  Not a ripe fruit-forward wine, it is an excellent choice with a simply grilled steak.
93 Michael Apstein Apr 7, 2020