Escudo Rojo Origine 2018, Maipo Valley Chile
Hailing from the Maipo Valley in Chile comes the Escudo Rojo Origine. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is a testament to the growing conditions in the valley for said Cabernet. The 2018 season was perfect for Cabernet with great concentration and depth of fruit and the Origine shows this off magnificently. It has been aged in both new and one year old French oak barrels for 12 months to soften the tannins and add a hint of smoky cedar.
In the glass the wine is deep ruby, expressing notes of blackcurrant, cracked pepper, strawberries, smoke, vanilla and almond. On the palate the wine is punchy with concentration yet refined with silky tannins. this is a showcase of how to make great Cabernet in Chile.
Fillet of beef, mushroom and game dishes, cured meats, mature hard cheeses
Baron Philippe de Rothschild
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