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 a...Read more...
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CONCHA y TORO Don Melchor 2006 Puente Alto, Chile; Desde 1883 Okay, I bought this rare prize from local Wine specialty shop, contained within... Read more
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 sty... Read more
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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.
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Really inviting wine, with plush currant, black cherry, mint and smoke. Ripe and fleshy, yet has serious underlying structure and density. Mineral and sanguine nuances peek out on the finish. Harmonious and expressive now, with more to come.
The 280-acre Puente Alta vineyard in the Maipo Valley is the source for the Don Melchor, long one of Chile's benchmark reds, made by Chilean wine giant Concha y Toro. At the foot of the Andes, this area benefited from nearly ideal growing conditions in 2001. Winemaker Enrique Tirado mixed 9 percent Cabernet Franc to add flesh and aged the wine for 15 months in French oak barrels, 75 percent of them new. Puente Alta's poor, alluvial terroir is well-suited to Cabernet Sauvignon and lends this wine its loamy character.
Earthy and real, with strong hints of menthol, forest floor, cassis and other concentrated berry notes. Ripe on the palate, with a bit of berry candy balanced by cola, toast and vanilla. Solid by any first-class standards, with firm tannins and acids providing structure.
The 1999 Don Melchor is medium to dark ruby-colored and has a gorgeous nose of dark cherries and mocha. Its tangy, intense, and dense personality is highly concentrated and inky. This superb Cabernet coats the palate with wave after wave of blackberry and cassis fruit as well as loads of prodigiously ripened tannin. It is a youthful, extremely well-structured wine that should be consumed between 2008 and 2020.
The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon is opaque purple in color. The nose delivers a splendid array of pain grillé, smoke, pencil lead, espresso, and black currants. It makes a youthful entry on the palate with layers of black fruits, mouth-filling flavors, a plush texture, with plenty of ripe tannins to hold this big wine together. The finish is long and pure. The wine demands 8-10 years to show to full advantage and should drink well through 2032.
The Don Melchor has been hailed by both the Wine Spectator and Robert Parker as the best Cabernet Sauvignon out of Chile, and I must say, I concur. Full-bodied and dense, with rich, ripe fruit, and notes of vanilla and tobacco, yet elegant, with restrained alcohol and muscular tannins. Great balance and complexity; I was still thinking about it hours later! Though we enjoyed it thoroughly now, this wine will continue to drink amazingly for the next decade or so. The best part of all, though, is that you can enjoy this wine for a fraction of what you would pay for a Napa Valley Cult cab; in this economy every penny counts, but you definitely don't need to sacrifice on quality! P.S. Check out Concha y Toro's website for the recipe of one of their favorite pairings - garlic steak.
Terrific personality, with prune, cocoa, loam, mineral, dark currant, blackberry, tar and sanguine flavors that wonrsquo;t quit. Well structured, with fine balance and harmony already and a very long finish. Best from 2005 through 2010.
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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