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Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon Concha Y Toro 2010

External Review by WineExpress.com:

#9 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2014! Concha Y Toro's flagship wine, Don Melchior Cabernet Sauvignon, comes from 25-year-old vines in the Maipo Valley’s Puente Alto Vineyards. The 2010 season was marked by temperatures that were lower than normal and cold nights during the ripening period. This allowed a later than usual harvest of fruit with tremendous Cabernet Sauvignon expression, ideal balance and elegance. 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc aged 15 months in French Oak barrels. This wine has been universally praised. Selected to the extremely elite Top 10 on the Wine Spectators annual list. They scored it 95 points and said "In 2010, Chile’s Puente Alto appellation saw a slightly cooler-than-usual growing season, and winemaker Enrique Tirado used the weather to his advantage, allowing the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, grown on alluvial soils, to hang on the vines longer than usual. The result is this particularly elegant version of the flagship Don Melchor. Blended with 3 percent Cabernet Franc, the wine aged in French oak barrels for 15 months. Concha y Toro, owned by the Guilisasti family, is Chile’s largest wine company." And James Suckling scored it 96 points saying "Pretty aromas of blueberries with hints of sandalwood and cedar. Full body, with very integrated tannins and a wonderfully polished texture. The finish is extremely long and intense. Serious density and class to this. A blend of 97% cabernet sauvignon and 3% cabernet franc."

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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 Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon Concha Y Toro

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
07/01/2015

#9 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2014! Concha Y Toro's flagship wine, Don Melchior Cabernet Sauvignon, comes from 25-year-old vines in the Maipo Valley’s Puente Alto Vineyards. The 2010 season was marked by temperatures that were lower than normal and cold nights during the ripening period. This allowed a later than usual harvest of fruit with tremendous Cabernet Sauvignon expression, ideal balance and elegance. 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc aged 15 months in French Oak barrels. This wine has been universally praised. Selected to the extremely elite Top 10 on the Wine Spectators annual list. They scored it 95 points and said "In 2010, Chile’s Puente Alto appellation saw a slightly cooler-than-usual growing season, and winemaker Enrique Tirado used the weather to his advantage, allowing the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, grown on alluvial soils, to hang on the vines longer than usual. The result is this particularly elegant version of the flagship Don Melchor. Blended with 3 percent Cabernet Franc, the wine aged in French oak barrels for 15 months. Concha y Toro, owned by the Guilisasti family, is Chile’s largest wine company." And James Suckling scored it 96 points saying "Pretty aromas of blueberries with hints of sandalwood and cedar. Full body, with very integrated tannins and a wonderfully polished texture. The finish is extremely long and intense. Serious density and class to this. A blend of 97% cabernet sauvignon and 3% cabernet franc."



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