Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Casillero del Diablo 2001

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The first vintage was 1996 and gained a measure of fame by being first non-Bordeaux product to be handled by the Bord...

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Winemaker's Notes:

The first vintage was 1996 and gained a measure of fame by being first non-Bordeaux product to be handled by the Bordeaux negociants and sold alongside the marques of the grand châteaux. In line with the marriage partners' ambitions the vineyards are described as "Primer Orden", the Spanish-language translation of the French "Premier Grand Cru Classé". The 'French Connection' carries on at a very high level: Tod Víctor Mostero the winemaker won highest scores whilst winning his Master in Oenology at the University of Bordeaux, worked at Petrus and even consulted at Domaine de la Romanée Conti. Puente Alto's vineyards have stony soils, wet, cool winters and summers with hot days and cool nights. The result is beautifully ripe fruit that manages to avoid jamminess and retain complexity. I wouldn't mistake this for a St.Julien, but I think the style is successful in retaining excellent balance despite the concentration. Deep colour - again almost saturated - with purple highlights. Much less ash and earth on the nose vs the 1998, though still a little. A deeply black fruit profile that's just a little tight. Like the nose, the palate is a little tight and linear though there's no missing the quality of the fruit or the excellent velvetty tannins. Good length. Little complexity, but it's a very primary expression without the tannin overload of many of this genre. Is, and will be a fine wine.

The first vintage was 1996 and gained a measure of fame by being first non-Bordeaux product to be handled by the Bordeaux negociants and sold alongside the marques of the grand châteaux. In line with the marriage partners' ambitions the vineyards are described as "Primer Orden", the Spanish-language translation of the French "Premier Grand Cru Classé". The 'French Connection' carries on at a very high level: Tod Víctor Mostero the winemaker won highest scores whilst winning his Master in Oenology at the University of Bordeaux, worked at Petrus and even consulted at Domaine de la Romanée Conti. Puente Alto's vineyards have stony soils, wet, cool winters and summers with hot days and cool nights. The result is beautifully ripe fruit that manages to avoid jamminess and retain complexity. I wouldn't mistake this for a St.Julien, but I think the style is successful in retaining excellent balance despite the concentration. Deep colour - again almost saturated - with purple highlights. Much less ash and earth on the nose vs the 1998, though still a little. A deeply black fruit profile that's just a little tight. Like the nose, the palate is a little tight and linear though there's no missing the quality of the fruit or the excellent velvetty tannins. Good length. Little complexity, but it's a very primary expression without the tannin overload of many of this genre. Is, and will be a fine wine.

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