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Cabernet-Sauvignon Don Melchor Concha Y Toro Valà©e del Maipo Vin Rouge Vin Tranquille Chili Concha Y Toro 2006
95 points Jay Miller (Wine Advocate): The 2006 Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon is a glass-coating opaque purple with an alluring bouquet of toast, tobacco, cedar, leather, mocha, and blackcurrant. Sweet, voluptuous (but not in a fruit bomb kind of way), layered, and complex already, its superb balance will ensure at least a decade of evolution and it should drink well through 2036. (Apr 2009)
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- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09
CONCHA y TORO Don Melchor 2006 Puente Alto, Chile; Desde 1883 Okay, I bought this rare prize from local Wine specialty shop, contained within giant super store, courtesy education grazie to Steward David Stanley, who is doing a great job revamping the actual wine market for this whole Super store chain, all by his lonesome self. Bravo David, e continuare prego lo sforzo eccellente portare in vini fini intorno dal lui mondo. (and please to keep up the excellent effort to bring in fine wines from around the world.) Initial bottle whiffs reveal bright red raspberry notes, just a hint charred pineapple, slight yeast roll dough. The nose in der glass turns to deep bouquet e deep dark kirsch and black fruits like currant, the lava flow soft coats the glass with each revolution, as if in slow-mo and ist completely pitch Black Lagoon like velvet opaqueness. A time warp of minutes to allow it to open, first sip brings again deepness, a huge fruit balance, a giant layered lush mouthful, not in any sense harsh but a impact statement of ageless tannin structures and construct like unto “go ahead, give me 10 more years, then I’ll really show thy something!” This moves through to a graceful introduction on palette with a midweight mass, or mouthfeel, but not heavy, of lava flow smooth consistency and endless layering of flavors, like a stroll down a never ending dark hallway lit with black lights, savory spice edges, counter wt. of restrained acidity, easy luxury und so very eloquent. This is lovely, noble, silted, black currants cassis flows like electricity with no shock, just old-friend re-assurance finish, lasting some 43 seconds, serving up messages of ‘age me as thou will, I am here in quiet gloriousness and pageantry..’ -I checked the temp: exactly 61 degrees… so I slowly lowered it to 55. Was it even more spectacular? Yes, yes it was. Lowering the temp opened up and filled in and softened the tannin structures like cranking up the 2000 sub woofer in the Hummer, and sparkled more spice edge layered over this foundation as well as any Monster Red like this would have…Call it Señor Don Merchorica a Cabernet Monstrosorus from Chile, but no terror here, just exquisite terroir in full display. Amen to that. I am looking so forward to opening the 2nd bottle next weekend adventure in vin? Is truly like a the experiencing the trappings of life in the Palace at Versailles for the cost of a LUX POD condo in downtown London. Salute!
Concha Y Toro has great price vs quality. the 2006 Don Melchor is a world class Cabernet. Not very tannic upfront but begins with a nice berry style and enough acidity to keep the whole bottle alive through the dinner.
Really a great wine. Full bodied, balanced and tasty. Excellent! One of the wonders of the New World.
Outstanding with red meat off the grill.
This Parker 95 is primitively unevolved and perhaps too young to fairly rate. It's frankly asphaltic at first taste, evolving into dark fruit and tobacco like heaviness. Presently, it's no accompanyment to food and too brooding, crude and closed for immediate solo pleasure.
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Cabernet-Sauvignon Don Melchor Concha Y Toro Valà©e del Maipo Vin Rouge Vin Tranquille Chili Concha Y Toro
Gorgeous nose of black currant preserves and freshly roasted coffee, with a powerful yet very silky palate of cassis, plum, blackberry, loam, mineral and dark chocolate flavors that glide through a superlong finish. Donrsquo;t be deceived by its seeming accessibility though mdash; therersquo;s some iron-clad structure underneath for the long haul as well. Drink now through 2012.
hellip;has demure cassis and blackberry aromas. It is quite firm and tannic, yet has an admirable core of cassis liqueur, plum, and blackberry fruit, making it certainly one of the great successes of 1998 from South America.
Winemaker Enrique Tirado has been studying the Don Melchor vineyard in the Alto Maipo since 1997, dividing its 281 acres into plots according to fertility. He started with four; now there are more than a hundred, from which he blended this sophisticated and luscious red. When first poured, itrsquo;s fresh and full of blackberry and raspberry aromas, then the spice and mineral tones get deeper as the wine gains texture and brightness. Sweet and juicy with crisp acidity, this is a brilliant Don Melchor, and one of the best Chilean wines from 2002.
A dark, muscular style, with black currant, braised fig, maduro tobacco, bittersweet cocoa and loam notes that all roll together through the dense but polished finish. There's impressive power for the vintage, along with precision and balance. Drink now through 2018.
Concha y Tororsquo;s flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, Don Melchor comes from 25-year-old vines planted on the alluvial soils of the Puento Alto vineyard in Maipo Valley. The 2003 vintage was long and warm but had cool nights, allowing for ideal ripening. Winemaker Enrique Tirado added 5 percent Cabernet Franc and aged the wine in French oak barrels (60 percent new) for 14 months. The 2003 Don Melchor is our highest-rated Chilean wine to date.
The 2006 Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon is a glass-coating opaque purple with an alluring bouquet of toast, tobacco, cedar, leather, mocha, and blackcurrant. Sweet, voluptuous (but not in a fruit bomb kind of way), layered, and complex already, its s... Robert Parker. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from Maipo in Chile. 2006 Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Vineyard 750ml
After a complicated 2000, Don Melchor is back. Grown at El Tocornal vineyard, at 2,200 feet in the cool breezes of the Andes, the newest version of this classic Alto Maipo cabernet is firm and round, ripe and elegant. The texture is generous, the firm tannic structure releasing cassis and blueberry flavors as the wine takes on oxygen. The fresh acidity, along with the juiciness and massive attack of the fruit, points to a great cabernet vintage in Maipo. You may want to lay this down and allow its complexity to develop.
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