Concha Y Toro Merlot Xplorador 2008

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

Slightly minty green-herb notes and toasty oak offset the creamy, ripe fruit bouquet of this soft, accessible red. The mouth shows black cherry flavors, oregano and cocoa accents, while mild tannins and a full fruitiness mark the close.

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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 Merlot Xplorador

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Slightly minty green-herb notes and toasty oak offset the creamy, ripe fruit bouquet of this soft, accessible red. The mouth shows black cherry flavors, oregano and cocoa accents, while mild tannins and a full fruitiness mark the close.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Dark and deep red. Mature red fruit character married with coffee and vanilla. Hints of plum and spice, generously framed by toasty American oak. Round and well-balanced.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Bright, soft berry and grapey fruit, with a fresh vanilla- and chocolate-tinged finish. From Chile. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Mixes dark plum fruit with a slight smoke and bell pepper note. Soft, easy tannins, with the smoky note returning on the finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

This has a pretty mix of berry fruit, herbs and milk chocolate on a supple frame. Not big, but nicely done. This producer does it time and time again. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Full-bodied and inarguably fruity. The nose is slightly stewed, while the mouthfeel is firm and acidic, with flavors of apple skin and black cherry. Fairly reduced and hard, so best if drunk with salty munchables.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

This Merlot excels beyond its bargain classification by showing purity and a high level of fruit quality. The bouquet exudes plum, chocolate and some creaminess, while the palate bursts with blackberry, bitter chocolate and espresso. Round and satisfying, with enough structure to last a year or two - or until the next vintage comes around.


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