09/30/2008 05:00PM, Published by Super Admin, Categories: In Print
The foundation of the Rothschild name was taken to new heights in the wine world when Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild purchased property formerly known as Chateau Brane-Mouton and renamed it Chateau Mouton-Rothschild. In 1922, his great grandson, Baron Philippe de Rothschild become one of the best wine producers in the world.
In the fine Bordeaux tradition, today’s Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A. began a new venture in Chile and in 2003 he created Escudo Rojo with the founding of a Bodgea in Maipo, Chile. Escudo Rojo is a classic Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. The 2005 vintage drinks like a wine two to three times its cost, and at under $15 a bottle, it is an exceptionally great value. It shows a harmonious balance of ripe cherry, black currant, and raspberry flavors with subtle characters of vanilla and desirable mature tannin, then finishes long and silky. This is a wine to swoon over.
personal assistant to Darrell Corti, and “The Good Taste Guy” for oodleboxtv.com.
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