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Concha Toro Y Merlot Central Valley Frontera 1999

Winemaker's Notes:

Production Technique: Vines planted in 1979 are harvested by hand, and after fermentation, the wine is aged in French oak for 14 months (60% new, 40% used once). It is then bottle aged a further 12 months before release. Description: Color: Deep-ruby red. Bouquet: Ripe plums, cassis, chocolate and tobacco, accompanied with notes of vanilla. Taste: Elegant, full-bodied with mature tannins which make the wine complex and pleasant. Alcohol Content: 13.6% Total Acidity: 3.5 g/l The Puente Alto Vineyard in the Maipo Valley has the perfect combination of climate and soils for producing world-class wine: the climate is ideal and predictable, and the soil is poor and gravelly to reduce yields and increase concentration naturally. After fermentation, the wine is matured in the finest French oak barriques for 14 months, followed by another year in the bottle before release. Ripe fleshy fruit and berries lead off this highly aromatic wine. Later, the tobacco and chocolate come through and marry with the vanilla. Agreeable, mature tannins elegantly convey the best expression of the Puente Alto vines. The pleasant, long finish displays great harmony and balance.

Member Reviews for Concha Toro Y Merlot Central Valley Frontera

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Snooth User: wino
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08/20/2007

Deep Red. The nose was distinctly brettanomyces all but drowning the dark berry aroma. The nose did not develop at all over a 3 hour period. On the palate the wine was simple and exhibited little secondary character - perhaps at best some cedar. Tannins were dusty and generally what you expect of a wine of this age. This wine was a very big disapointment. (Served blind with 5 winemakers, all in agreement).


External Reviews for Concha Toro Y Merlot Central Valley Frontera

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2011

Delivers sweet tobacco and plum aromas, with a lovely richness. Full-bodied, featuring lots of cedar, tobacco, chocolate and berry character. Long and silky in the palate. There is no sense in waiting; this is so delicious now.-89/99 Bordeaux blind... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1999 Mouton-Rothschild 1500ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/28/2009

Blackberry and spice aromas follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and roasted, almost exotic fruit character on the finish. Lovely Mouton... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1999 Mouton-Rothschild 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/11/2012

Full medium ruby. Currant, meat, mocha and grilled nuts on the nose. Lush, sweet and smooth, with just enough vinosity to maintain its balance. A vin de plaisir whose lovely fruit and sweet, harmonious tannins make it very easy to taste today (the ch... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1999 Mouton-Rothschild 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/19/2011

The beautiful 1999 Mouton Rothschild may be a modern day clone of their 1962 or 1985. Its saturated ruby/purple color is followed by sumptuous aromas of cedar wood, creme de cassis, wood smoke, coffee, and dried herbs. The wine is forward, lush, and ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1999 Mouton-Rothschild 1500ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/13/2012

The medium to dark ruby-colored 1999 Almaviva, a joint venture of the Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Vina Concha y Toro, has a Margaux like red currant, blackberry, and violet scented nose. While it... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from in Chile. 1999 Almaviva 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/06/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from Maipo in Chile. 1999 Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Vineyard 750ml


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04/01/2008

Almaviva Concha Y Toro Rothschild Chile



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Production Technique: Vines planted in 1979 are harvested by hand, and after fermentation, the wine is aged in French oak for 14 months (60% new, 40% used once). It is then bottle aged a further 12 months before release. Description: Color: Deep-ruby red. Bouquet: Ripe plums, cassis, chocolate and tobacco, accompanied with notes of vanilla. Taste: Elegant, full-bodied with mature tannins which make the wine complex and pleasant. Alcohol Content: 13.6% Total Acidity: 3.5 g/l The Puente Alto Vineyard in the Maipo Valley has the perfect combination of climate and soils for producing world-class wine: the climate is ideal and predictable, and the soil is poor and gravelly to reduce yields and increase concentration naturally. After fermentation, the wine is matured in the finest French oak barriques for 14 months, followed by another year in the bottle before release. Ripe fleshy fruit and berries lead off this highly aromatic wine. Later, the tobacco and chocolate come through and marry with the vanilla. Agreeable, mature tannins elegantly convey the best expression of the Puente Alto vines. The pleasant, long finish displays great harmony and balance.

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic


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