Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Marqués de Casa Concha 2009
"Deep red. Unctuous cherry, cassis, cedar, blackberry, black tar and smoke-led presence. Tight and focused with a deep concentration of flavours framed by firm tannins. A smooth, almost silky texture masks the firm tannic structure beneath, which really comes to the fore at the beginning of the long finish." --Winemaker's notes
Me encantó, bien balanceado y cremosito. Y lo conseguí en Costco!
Me encantó. Bien balanceado y cremosito.
Very nice wine - well balanced , great value...never disappoints
External Reviews for Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Marqués de Casa Concha
This wine is made from grapes grown in prime Peumo vineyards in the Rapel Valley. It has been aged in French oak barrels for 14 months. The plum and cherry fruit flavors are balanced and supported by the oak. It is full-bodied with a smooth finish. Enjoy this delicious Merlot with broiled steak or lamb chops.
Winemaker Marcelo Papa crafted this rich and succulent merlot from vines planted during the early 80rsquo;s. Closed when first opened, the aromas evolve to cinnamon and sweet chocolate scents. The deep flavors go from fresh herbs to sweet, juicy black currants, while the structure feels ample, covering the palate with its soft, rich tannins.
A wine the band Deep Purple could get into, because itrsquo;s just that color and it rocks. The bouquet is dusty and loaded with dark chocolate and ripe blackberry. In the mouth therersquo;s nothing miserly about it: lush plum, blackberry and licorice flavors are full and forward. Highly enjoyable, especially at this price.
From the Peumo vineyards in Chilersquo;s Rapel Valley, this limited production Merlot has been barrel-aged in French oak for fourteen months. Its intense plum and cherry aromas and flavors evoke the Peumo terrior; the wood adds generous hints of chocolate and vanilla.
Glass-staining ruby. Powerful aromas of red and dark berries, incense and fresh rose. Fleshy, gently sweet black raspberry and cherry liqueur flavors stain the palate and become firmer with air, gaining a zesty anise quality. Finishes with a strong echo of dark berries and persistent spiciness. Irsquo;d resist the temptation to open this for another few years.
The saturated deep purple color shows the influence of carmenere more than merlot, and the spiciness of that later ripening grape strikes a balance here with the deep plumminess and smooth texture that both grapes share. Structured by oak rather than tannin, this soft red is delicious to drink now, especially with tandoori chicken, or kebobs marinated in Indian spices.
A big and bursting combination of healthy black fruit and copious French oak is manifested in the nose as bitter chocolate and plum pie. The palate is lively and full-bodied, with mature fruit flavors and velvety tannins, while plenty more of that bitter chocolate echoes across the finish.