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Sep 30, 2008 05:00PM, Published by Super Admin, Categories: In Print




2005 Baron Philippe de Rothschild Escudo Rojo

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.

Rick Mindermann
Rick is a 30-year veteran grocer with Corti Brothers in Sacramento,
personal assistant to Darrell Corti, and “The Good Taste Guy” for oodleboxtv.com.

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