Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Xplorador 2007

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Buffalo, NY (2,200 mi)
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Juicy flavors of ripe Morello cherries float on the silky texture of this cabernet. It's light enough to drink chilled with grilled salmon. Read more

Opens with briar, raspberry and a spot of char. The palate is basic, simple in feel, maybe a touch curt, but overall the wine is fresh and tastes o... Read more

Smoky and smooth up front, with bacon, rubber and pure black-fruit aromas. The palate is equally pure and deep, with lush blackberry, cassis tannin... Read more

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External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Juicy flavors of ripe Morello cherries float on the silky texture of this cabernet. It's light enough to drink chilled with grilled salmon.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Opens with briar, raspberry and a spot of char. The palate is basic, simple in feel, maybe a touch curt, but overall the wine is fresh and tastes of plum and herbal berry fruit. It's slightly dry and leafy, but it's bright and fresh in the mouth, with good balance.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Smoky and smooth up front, with bacon, rubber and pure black-fruit aromas. The palate is equally pure and deep, with lush blackberry, cassis tannins and proper balance. Spicy and tasting of licorice on the finish, with an overall appeal that justifies its price. Excellent Chilean Cabernet that can compete with Napa and elsewhere. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Dark, concentrated and racy, showing red and black currant, plum and fig fruit, with tangy iron and tobacco notes. Very solid with a long, sleek finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

This vineyard block, on a high terrace directly above the Maipo River, was planted in 1981. Ignacio Recabarren selected these vines when he started the Terrunyo project in 1998. His latest release has classic notes of Upper Maipo cabernet andndash;andndash; soft menthol touches and herbal details over a tense structure. The heat of the 2007 vintage gives this a soft feel, its gentle acidity refreshing the ripeness of the fruit flavors.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Bright ruby-red. Textbook cabernet aromas of red- and blackcurrant, cherry, tobacco and dried rose, plus a touch of vanilla. Pliant, expansive bitter cherry and cassis flavors are sweetened by vanillin oak that is quickly absorbed by the fruit. The floral note returns on the finish, which is youthfully taut and very persistent. This deserves at least another few years of patience.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Lightly firm and toasty, with good raspberry and black cherry fruit laced with a grilled herb note.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The Terrunyo range is a prestigious range from Concha y Toro from vineyards where specifically chosen grape stock has been planted in small areas of carefully selected soils and micro climates. This range has been created by Concha y Toro’s top winemaker Ignacio Recabarren. The wines are very individual and characterful and will greatly enhance the reputation of Chile’s top wines. The Cabernet Sauvignon is 95.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.5% Cabernet Franc from grapes picked in the Pirque Viejo Vineyard, Maipo Valley. The wine gives expressive black cherry notes with minerals and lead pencil on the nose with full mouth-filling, firm tannins with a good structure and a long finish. The 2006 vintage of this wine was highly regarded by wine critics, Robert Parkers Wine Advocat says of it, "The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Old Pirque Vineyard delivers notes of cigar box, leather, mineral, blackcurrant and blackberry. This leads to an elegant, Bordeaux-like wine with spicy, savory flavors, excellent balance, and a lengthy finish. It will offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2021." The 2007 looks to follow on from this.

The Terrunyo range is a prestigious range from Concha y Toro from vineyards where specifically chosen grape stock has been planted in small areas of carefully selected soils and micro climates. This range has been created by Concha y Toro’s top winemaker Ignacio Recabarren. The wines are very individual and characterful and will greatly enhance the reputation of Chile’s top wines. The Cabernet Sauvignon is 95.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.5% Cabernet Franc from grapes picked in the Pirque Viejo Vineyard, Maipo Valley. The wine gives expressive black cherry notes with minerals and lead pencil on the nose with full mouth-filling, firm tannins with a good structure and a long finish. The 2006 vintage of this wine was highly regarded by wine critics, Robert Parkers Wine Advocat says of it, "The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Old Pirque Vineyard delivers notes of cigar box, leather, mineral, blackcurrant and blackberry. This leads to an elegant, Bordeaux-like wine with spicy, savory flavors, excellent balance, and a lengthy finish. It will offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2021." The 2007 looks to follow on from this.

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