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Concha Y Toro Don Melchor 2015

Member Review by VegasOenophile:

Interesting smoky, juniper nose. Great, elegantly crafted wine on the palate. Very nice! 93 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12

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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

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 06/30/2012

Interesting smoky, juniper nose. Great, elegantly crafted wine on the palate. Very nice! 93 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12


Snooth User: RobertoPatriarca
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Vintage: 2008 07/30/2009

Don Melchor was hailed the best Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile by both the Wine Spectator and Robert Parker. Named after the founder of the winery, Don Melchor de Concha y Toro, the wine has become a symbol of the best the land and the winemaker's hand can produce in Chile. 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 read more...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


Snooth User: Sandro Nunes
811984150
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 12/24/2011

Faz jus a fama... Lives up to it's reputation...


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/02/2011

- Tasted at Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience 2010


Snooth User: matpadua
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 08/27/2012

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 11/08/2009

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


Snooth User: gtv john
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 02/02/2010

CONCHA y TORO Don Melchor 2006 Puente Alto, Chile; Desde 1883 Okay, I bought this rare prize from local Wine specialty shop, contained within giant super store, courtesy education grazie to Steward David Stanley, who is doing a great job revamping the actual wine market for this whole Super store chain, all by his lonesome self. Bravo David, e continuare prego lo sforzo eccellente portare in vini fini intorno dal lui mondo. (and please to keep up the excellent effort to bring in fine wines from around the world.) Initial bottle whiffs reveal bright red raspberry notes, just a hint charred pineapple, slight yeast roll dough. The nose in der glass turns to deep bouquet e deep dark kirsch and black fruits like currant, the lava flow soft coats the glass with each revolution, as if in slow-mo and ist completely pitch Black Lagoon like velvet opaqueness. A time warp of minutes to allow it to open, first sip brings again deepness, a huge fruit balance, a giant layered lush mouthful, not in any sense harsh but a impact statement of ageless tannin structures and construct like unto “go ahead, give me 10 more years, then I’ll really show thy something!” This moves through to a graceful introduction on palette with a midweight mass, or mouthfeel, but not heavy, of lava flow smooth consistency and endless layering of flavors, like a stroll down a never ending dark hallway lit with black lights, savory spice edges, counter wt. of restrained acidity, easy luxury und so very eloquent. This is lovely, noble, silted, black currants cassis flows like electricity with no shock, just old-friend re-assurance finish, lasting some 43 seconds, serving up messages of ‘age me as thou will, I am here in quiet gloriousness and pageantry..’ -I checked the temp: exactly 61 degrees… so I slowly lowered it to 55. Was it even more spectacular? Yes, yes it was. Lowering the temp opened up and filled in and softened the tannin structures like cranking up the 2000 sub woofer in the Hummer, and sparkled more spice edge layered over this foundation as well as any Monster Red like this would have…Call it Señor Don Merchorica a Cabernet Monstrosorus from Chile, but no terror here, just exquisite terroir in full display. Amen to that. I am looking so forward to opening the 2nd bottle next weekend adventure in vin? Is truly like a the experiencing the trappings of life in the Palace at Versailles for the cost of a LUX POD condo in downtown London. Salute!


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External Reviews for Concha Y Toro Don Melchor

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Source: We Speak Wine
05/11/2018

Tasting Notes: Deep cherry red in color, this wine captivates with its balanced, depth, and complexity. The aromas of red fruits delicately intermingle with mineral notes that recall cold ashes and pencil lead. Fine, delicate textures appear on the palate and show this to be an ample, deep wine with a smooth, fine attack followed by an intense, mouth-filling evolution. Concentrated, expressive, and generous in flavors and aromas with a long finish dominated by the balance and elegance of the various layers of flavors. Food Pairing: Red meats (beef and lamb) and game in different preparations, such as roasts, stews, or braises with red wine, mushrooms, rosemary, and tomatoes. Also pairs very well with assorted terrines and pâtés, especially duck with truffles, or with aged, dried, or creamy cow’s or goat’s milk cheeses. Vineyard Description: The Don Melchor vineyard is situated at the foot of the Andes Mountains on the northern bank of the Maipo River at meters a.s.l. The vineyard covers 127 hectares, 90% of them planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, 7.1% to Cabernet Franc, 1.9% to Merlot and 1% to Petit Verdot. The vines in the old vineyard average more than 30 years of age. Climate: In general the vineyard has a semi-arid Mediterranean climate with an average rainfall of mm per year. It is planted in one of the coldest sectors of the Alto Maipo Valley. This season presented more total rainfall than in a normal year (277 mm), mostly concentrated during the winter months and into September, which beneted the reserves of groundwater and ensured good initial shoot growth. Warm, dry weather in November enabled good flowering and fruit set. Early summer was dry and slightly warm (22°C), which generated proper water restriction. The ripening process was even throughout the season, which resulted in a harvest with optimal flavors and aromas during April and early May. Vinification: The fruit from each vineyard block was vinified separately in small-volume stainless steel tanks. Alcoholic fermentation lasted days between 25-28°C with 4-6 pumpovers per day. Upon completion the tanks were hermetically sealed for 10 to 20 days post-fermentation maceration at 23°–25°C for greater extraction of smoother tannins. The Don Melchor winemakers and viticulturist determined the duration of the post-fermentation maceration by enological tastings. All of the lots of wines are later tasted and selected to make the final blend, which is then aged in French oak barrels. Aging: 15 months in French oak barrels. (69% new and 31% second-use) Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon 7% Cabernet Franc 1% Petit Verdot pH: 3.62 TA: 3.41 g/L Alcohol: 14.3%


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 02/07/2017

Color: Bright ruby red. Bouquet: Elegant and complex, brimming with notes of black currants and spice complemented by chocolate and tobacco. Taste: Fresh red fruit features in a well-balanced wine with soft tannins, giving way to a refined, persistent finish. Grape Varieties: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Cabernet Franc Production Technique: Vines planted in 1979 are harvested by hand between April-May, and after fermentation, aged in French oak for 15 months. The wine is then bottled and aged for an additional 12 months prior to release. Alcohol Content: 14.5%. Total Acidity: 3.26 g/l.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 08/20/2016

Color: Bright ruby red. Bouquet: Elegant and complex, brimming with notes of black currants and spice complemented by chocolate and tobacco. Taste: Fresh red fruit features in a well-balanced wine with soft tannins, giving way to a refined, persistent finish. Grape Varieties: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon 3% Cabernet Franc Production Technique: Vines planted in 1979 are harvested by hand between April-May, and after fermentation, aged in French oak for 15 months. The wine is then bottled and aged for an additional 12 months prior to release. Alcohol Content: 14.6%. Total Acidity: 3.47 g/l.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 08/19/2014

This iconic Chilean Cabernet is firm on the nose, with cola, cassis, cherry and leather aromas. It’s racy, juicy and powerful, with flavors of cassis, blackberry, plum, nutmeg and coffee that swim in harmony. This is big, but also elegant and clean. Drink through 2019.


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Vintage: 2009 08/19/2014

This muscular red packs a mélange of roasted plum, cassis and macerated wild berry on a full-bodied frame. There's plenty of fresh acidity and tannic structure, as the long finish unwinds with layers of maduro tobacco and humus, with a grace note of wild flowers. Best from 2014 through 2020.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 08/19/2014

The 2009 vintage will be remembered as a warm year in the Maipo, producing ripe, voluptuous reds. Among them, Don Melchor is one of the most successful cabernets of the vintage. It surrounds a robust texture with sweet hints of cinnamon and clove, the warmth of the wine balancing the power of tannins. This is a cabernet to drink on cold winter nights, with cheese.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 08/19/2014

The 2009 Don Melchor is a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc from one of the best terroirs in Chile for Cabernet Sauvignon. 2009 was a warm, powerful vintage, but the microclimate of Puente Alto helps to keep the fruit and acidity, and the wine has lots of notes of beef blood, black berries and licorice. It feels serious, concentrated and ripe, with round tannins, moderate acidity and good length, with some notes of dark chocolate and tobacco toward the finish. Drink now–2018.


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