Concha Y Toro Xplorador Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Member Review by Kyle Graynor:

Powerful wet carpet aroma. Fruity, smooth, with almost non-existent tannins.

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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

Member Reviews for Concha Y Toro Xplorador Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 02/27/2012

Powerful wet carpet aroma. Fruity, smooth, with almost non-existent tannins.


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 09/11/2011

A classic Chilean Cab expressing some vegetal aromas (asparagus, spiced green pepper) alongside some ripe plum notes . The ruby color is enticing while the palette exudes a stemmy character. Overall, a good value and versatile wine.


Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
8703411,975
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 09/12/2011

Pleasantly fragrant with violets and blueberries. More tart berry flavor on the palate with spicy finish. This would be a great value wine for big gatherings with cheese and snacks.


Snooth User: Steven Isaac
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1.50 5
Vintage: 2010 02/24/2012

The intital attack was sharp on the tip of my toungue.. then it just fell off a cliff! It was an empty roller coaster ride. Even after some time... it opened up like a tiny blossom. Acid is medium... maybe it'd taste better with food.... not a bottle of enjoying solo. From the other reveiws... perhaps your pallete will have better luck! :)


Snooth User: pdl ithaca
76533148
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/03/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: issa
15862718
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 03/30/2009

Three glasses


Snooth User: Rodrigo Resnauer
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2000 05/21/2012

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Concha Y Toro Xplorador Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Vintage: 2011 04/12/2011

100% Cabernet Sauvignon .Dark, rub-red color. Plum and cherry notes with a touch of vanilla. On the palate, the wine is concentrated and soft, with rich flavors of cherry and toasty oak. Xplorador C


External Review
Vintage: 2008 11/27/2012

Notions of pain grille, graphite, violets, spice box, and black currants lead to a structured wine with loads of layered fruit, incipiently complex flavors, and enough ripe tannin to evolve for another 3-4 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 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
Vintage: 2007 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: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 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
Vintage: 2007 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: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 12/18/2014

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 –– 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.


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