Conchay Y Toro "Castillero del Diablo" Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

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great wine, european style Read more

Restrained nose. Very nice. Chocolate. Bracing acidity. Very long. Medium tannins. Complex but lighter, and bright. Read more

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Snooth User: panky
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5.00 5
11/24/2009

great wine, european style


Snooth User: joshwoodward
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4.00 5
05/15/2009

Restrained nose. Very nice. Chocolate. Bracing acidity. Very long. Medium tannins. Complex but lighter, and bright.


Snooth User: Balthazar22
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yes it z ..


External Reviews for Conchay Y Toro "Castillero del Diablo" Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
03/23/2012

Backward, powerful, and extremely tannic, the dense purple-colored 2003 Mouton-Rothschild, a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, fashioned from yields of 28 hectoliters per hectare, with a finished alcohol of 12.9%, improves dramatically with aeration. With full-bodied, meaty, powerful, dry flavors as well as a huge finish, this high class wine should be at its finest between 2012-2040+. During its sojourn in barrel, it reminded me of a hypothetical blend of the 1982 and 1986 Moutons, but since bottling, it appears different, and even more tannic than those two vintages. I still believe the finest recent Mouton-Rothschild is the 2000.


External Review
10/15/2009

The wine has an intense, vivid color with a lovely violet tint. The nose opens rapidly, offering very rich aromas, combining juicy ripe fruit, blackberry and crushed black currant with more complex notes of fine oak that usher in aromas of vanilla, mocha and cedarwood. Full on the palate, showing roundness and refinement as well as stylish and well-rounded tannins, it mingles very ripe fruit jam with touches of toast, caramel and spice, building to a highly expressive finish that has power and length. The style of this Mouton strikes a fine balance bewteen fruit, freshness and elegance. Robert Parker 95.


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

Blackberry, cherry and currant with just a hint of toasted oak. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a lovely combination of ripe fruit and vanilla character. Goes on and on. Long and very stylish. Balanced and refined. Best after 2011.


External Review
03/01/2009

($279-$370) Good medium ruby. This is downright exotic on the nose: mocha, coffee, graphite and coconut, lifted by sandalwood and cinnamon spice. Then dense, supple and fine-grained without coming across as heavy. Suggestion of aromatic tree bark. A ... Stephen Tanzer. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Mouton-Rothschild 1500ml


External Review
01/17/2009

Blackberry, cherry and currant with just a hint of toasted oak. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a lovely combination of ripe fruit and vanilla character. Goes on and on. Long and very stylish. Balanced and refined. Best after 2011. 23,330 cases m... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Mouton-Rothschild 1500ml


External Review
01/18/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewBackward, powerful, and extremely tannic, the dense purple-colored 2003 Mouton-Rothschild, a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, fashioned from yields of 28 hectoliters per hectare, with a finished alcohol of 12.9%, improves dramatically with aeration. With full-bodied, meaty, powerful, dry flavors as well as a huge finish, this high class wine should be at its finest between 2012-2040+.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2005 Mouton Rothschild will have to take a back seat to the prodigious 2006, but administrator Philippe Dalhuin deserves considerable credit for pushing Mouton to higher quality levels over recent years. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest mostly Merlot, the dark purple-hued 2005 exhibits a restrained but promising nose of cedar, tobacco leaf, creme de cassis, and toasty oak. Full-bodied, tannic, and extremely backward, with the vintagersquo;s tell-tale acidity, it appears to be even more closed in the bottle than it was from barrel. It does possess a long finish and multilayered mouthfeel. This is an undeniably outstanding, yet restrained, shy wine for a Mouton Rothschild. Anticipated maturity: 2018ndash;2040+


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Winemaker's Notes:

The 2005 harvest season for Almaviva was the longest and latest ever, lasting from April 14th to May 17th.  Meticulous ripeness controls and triple selection helped to obtain a very fine wine. Winter was warmer than average and marked nearly 30% less rainfall than an average year. The warm temperatures throughout the winter days, together with high temperatures in September, contribute to an early and homogenous budbreak on September 20 for the Cabernet Sauvignon, five days earlier than the average. Assemblage Cabernet Sauvignon: 74% Carmenère: 21% Cabernet Franc: 5% Barrel Aging 18 Months, new French oak. Tasting Notes Dark ruby red, intense and opaque. The nose is deep and complex, remarkably rich and concentrated, revealing fresh ripe fruits aromas, wild strawberries, black currant and blackberries nicely associated with mineral notes, spices, tobacco and coffee. The attack is powerful, ample and silky, immediately revealing a well-balanced and harmonious structure. The tannins are ripe and round, nicely enveloped by flavorful hints of vanilla, toasted orange zest, lavender, chocolate, and licorice. The finish is long, mineral and silky, enhancing the richness of the ripe fruit and the elegance of the tannins. A superb wine of an exceptional finesse and remarkable expression.

The 2005 harvest season for Almaviva was the longest and latest ever, lasting from April 14th to May 17th.  Meticulous ripeness controls and triple selection helped to obtain a very fine wine. Winter was warmer than average and marked nearly 30% less rainfall than an average year. The warm temperatures throughout the winter days, together with high temperatures in September, contribute to an early and homogenous budbreak on September 20 for the Cabernet Sauvignon, five days earlier than the average. Assemblage Cabernet Sauvignon: 74% Carmenère: 21% Cabernet Franc: 5% Barrel Aging 18 Months, new French oak. Tasting Notes Dark ruby red, intense and opaque. The nose is deep and complex, remarkably rich and concentrated, revealing fresh ripe fruits aromas, wild strawberries, black currant and blackberries nicely associated with mineral notes, spices, tobacco and coffee. The attack is powerful, ample and silky, immediately revealing a well-balanced and harmonious structure. The tannins are ripe and round, nicely enveloped by flavorful hints of vanilla, toasted orange zest, lavender, chocolate, and licorice. The finish is long, mineral and silky, enhancing the richness of the ripe fruit and the elegance of the tannins. A superb wine of an exceptional finesse and remarkable expression.

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Sugar: 2.60 g/l grams per liter

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