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Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Xplorador 2007

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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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Concha Y Toro:
Our vision is the Company dream. It is where we want the Concha y Toro brand to be in the near future. Concha y Toro aims to be a leading global branded wine Company. Today, Concha y Toro is Latin America’s major wine exporter and with presence in over 130 countries, one of the world’s most important wine brands. It is a truly global company where tradition and innovation meet to un... Read more
Our vision is the Company dream. It is where we want the Concha y Toro brand to be in the near future. Concha y Toro aims to be a leading global branded wine Company. Today, Concha y Toro is Latin America’s major wine exporter and with presence in over 130 countries, one of the world’s most important wine brands. It is a truly global company where tradition and innovation meet to underwrite a commitment to our customers to offer the best quality and wine-drinking experience. The Company’s agricultural and winemaking philosophy is oriented to achieving quality throughout the productive process and in enhancing the distinctive characteristics of each original vineyard. The diversity of soils and climates of its estates has allowed the Company to have the widest diversity of wine varieties in the Chilean wine industry. In addition, an intense dedication to the vineyard and permanent research has allowed the Company to determine the best terroirs for each grape variety and to produce outstanding wines with worldwide acclaim. Read less

External Reviews for Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Xplorador

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

Incredibly saturated and lively for such an affordable cabernet, with ripe aromas of leather, dried herbs and a hint of pickle barrel. It whets the whistle with currant and berry flavors accented by spice and licorice. Xplorador Cab is almost always a solid buy, maybe more so in 2003 than usual. Think of it as the poster child for value reds from Chile.


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

Good fleshy mixed-berry fruit, with some sweet toast and a briary hint. Drink now.


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

Light and fresh, with red berry fruit and a hint of herbs. Drink now.


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

Kicks off with some balsamic and olive aromas, while the palate is full of black cherry and berry fruit. Round and clean, with a soft feel despite having real tannic backbone. Likable in a mainstream way.


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

Medium-bodied, with typical Maipo notes of mint, loam and red currant. Coffee-tinged finish, with supple tannins. Honest to its origins. Nicely done. Drink now through 2004.


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

Good black cherry, plum and vanilla flavors in this fleshy, medium-weight Cabernet, with a round, smoky finish. Drink now.


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

Dark, ruby-red. Plum and cherry notes with a touch of vanilla. Concentrated and soft, with rich flavors of cherry and toasty oak.


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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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