Baron Philippe de Rothschild Escudo Rojo 2008
A wine of intense aromatic complexity, Escudo Rojo has a well-balanced structure and a long, lingering finish with plenty of aging potential. Deep ruby with complex black cherry and blackcurrant aromas on the nose. Fresh plum and licorice flavors mingle with smooth mature tannins to express the distinctive character of the region. The finish strikes a fine balance between freshness, elegance, and depth.
40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Carmenere, 18% Syrah. Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A., established in 1933, is located at Pauillac in the Medoc. Famous for two centuries, first in banking then in wine, the Rothschild name comes from the German phrase "Das Rote Schild"—a reference to the Red Shield which originally served as the family sign. They have been motivated by a constant ambition: to make the world's finest wines, each in its own category—from the chateaux wines like the renowned Chateau Mouton Rothschild, their flagship wine, to branded wines such as the famous Mouton Cadet. "Escudo Rojo" is the literal Spanish translation. A fine-blended red wine, Escudo Rojo combines the richness of Chile's vineyards with the technical skill of Baron Philippe de Rothschild, S.A. It is made from four traditional grape varieties planted on rigorously selected low-yield parcels of the vineyard. The grapes are handpicked and each variety is vinified separately in their bodega. The wine is then blended and matured for about 12 months in French oak.