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Cabernet-Sauvignon Don Melchor Concha Y Toro Valà©e del Maipo Vin Rouge Vin Tranquille Chili Concha Y Toro 2006

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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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Our vision is the Company dream. It is where we want the Concha y Toro brand to be in the near future. Concha y Toro aims to be a leading global branded wine Company. Today, Concha y Toro is Latin America’s major wine exporter and with presence in over 130 countries, one of the world’s most important wine brands. It is a truly global company where tradition and innovation meet to un... Read more
Our vision is the Company dream. It is where we want the Concha y Toro brand to be in the near future. Concha y Toro aims to be a leading global branded wine Company. Today, Concha y Toro is Latin America’s major wine exporter and with presence in over 130 countries, one of the world’s most important wine brands. It is a truly global company where tradition and innovation meet to underwrite a commitment to our customers to offer the best quality and wine-drinking experience. The Company’s agricultural and winemaking philosophy is oriented to achieving quality throughout the productive process and in enhancing the distinctive characteristics of each original vineyard. The diversity of soils and climates of its estates has allowed the Company to have the widest diversity of wine varieties in the Chilean wine industry. In addition, an intense dedication to the vineyard and permanent research has allowed the Company to determine the best terroirs for each grape variety and to produce outstanding wines with worldwide acclaim. Read less

Member Reviews for Cabernet-Sauvignon Don Melchor Concha Y Toro Valà©e del Maipo Vin Rouge Vin Tranquille Chili Concha Y Toro

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
11/08/2009

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


Snooth User: gtv john
133880103
4.50 5
02/02/2010

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!


Snooth User: Tim 2010
22318684
4.00 5
09/15/2012

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.


Snooth User: Portinho
48500067
4.50 5
05/28/2010

Really a great wine. Full bodied, balanced and tasty. Excellent! One of the wonders of the New World.


Snooth User: Cdeuce
80199122
5.00 5
04/07/2011

Outstanding with red meat off the grill.


Snooth User: merv thompson
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2.50 5
07/07/2009

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.


Snooth User: CheloSpahn
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3.50 5
11/09/2012

Three 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

External Review
05/19/2011

This big, highly extracted reserve shows interesting, ripe flavors of plum, black olive, toast and mint, with very firm tannins. Not many Chilean reds offer this much structure and concentration, but it's no surprise from this reputable estate. Try in 1998.


External Review
09/27/2011

This is a muscular vintage of Don Melchor, Enrique Tirado's top cabernet from Concha y Toro. Its ripe black currant aromas meld with light herb scents. The structure is robust and tense, with young tannins that will need another two to three years to fuse with the fruit. Or drink it now with prime rib.


External Review
01/03/2012

This is a muscular vintage of Don Melchor, Enrique Tiradorsquo;s top cabernet from Concha y Toro. Its ripe black currant aromas meld with light herb scents. The structure is robust and tense, with young tannins that will need another two to three years to fuse with the fruit. Or drink it now with prime rib.


External Review
05/19/2011

The medium to dark ruby-colored 1997 has herbal black fruit aromas. This medium to full-bodied, highly concentrated wine has outstanding depth, loads of prodigiously ripened tannin, and immense power. This masculine, muscular wine will undoubtedly repay those with patience. Drink it between 2006 and 2018.


External Review
01/03/2012

Glass-staining ruby. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of raspberry, cherry compote and potpourri, made more complex by notes of musky herbs and tobacco. The yield in rsquo;07 was reportedly pitifully low but this wine comes off as lithe and energetic, with excellent clarity and sweet red fruit character. Finishes with noteworthy length, clarity and a juicy red fruit character, and with very soft tannins. This will drink well young or with age. I also had the chance to re-visit the 2006 Don Melchor, and it has put on weight and richness since last year, but with no loss of vivacity. Irsquo;d keep my hands off my bottles for at least another five years.


External Review
05/19/2011

Quite minty on the nose, with dark chocolate and cassis flavors and a slightly firm finish. Still, there's remarkably good flesh and mouthfeel for a '98. One of the top efforts of the vintage. Drink now through 2004.


External Review
01/03/2012

From El Tocornal, on the north bank of the Maipo river, this latest release of Don Melchor is still too young to completely reveal its character. Menthol and black cherry aromas dominate the wine. The palate, severe and tight, speaks of strength and musculature rather than Melchorrsquo;s usual gentleness. Decant it now for game, or save a bottle for the next five to six years.


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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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