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Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon Concha Y Toro Chile Maipo Roda Viner 2001
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 for 14 months, followed by another year in the bottle before release.
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Gorgeous nose of black currant preserves and freshly roasted coffee, with a powerful yet very silky palate of cassis, plum, blackberry, loam, mineral and dark chocolate flavors that glide through a superlong finish. Don't be deceived by its seeming a... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from Maipo in Chile. 2001 Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Vineyard 750ml
Gorgeous nose of black currant preserves and freshly roasted coffee with a powerful yet very silky palate of cassis plum blackberry loam mineral and dark chocolate flavors that glide through a superlong finish. Don t be deceived by its seeming accessibility though--there s some iron-clad structure underneath for the long haul as well. Drink now through 2012. 13 500 cases made. (JM) Wine Spectator.
Gorgeous nose of black currant preserves and freshly roasted coffee, with a powerful yet very silky palate of cassis, plum, blackberry, loam, mineral and dark chocolate flavors that glide through a superlong finish. Donrsquo;t be deceived by its seeming accessibility though mdash; therersquo;s some iron-clad structure underneath for the long haul as well. Drink now through 2012.
The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon remains youthful. It has a spicy pain grille accented nose with plenty of mineral cassis and black currant making their presence known. The wine is medium to full-bodied in an elegant St.-Julien style. This layered lengthy effort will continue to develop for another 6-8 years and drink well through 2027. Importer: Banfi Vintners Oldbrookville NY; tel. (516) 686-2502 Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
The 280-acre Puente Alta vineyard in the Maipo Valley is the source for the Don Melchor, long one of Chilersquo;s benchmark reds, made by Chilean wine giant Concha y Toro. At the foot of the Andes, this area benefited from nearly ideal growing conditions in 2001. Winemaker Enrique Tirado mixed 9 percent Cabernet Franc to add flesh and aged the wine for 15 months in French oak barrels, 75 percent of them new. Puente Altarsquo;s poor, alluvial terroir is well-suited to Cabernet Sauvignon and lends this wine its loamy character.
After a complicated 2000, Don Melchor is back. Grown at El Tocornal vineyard, at 2,200 feet in the cool breezes of the Andes, the newest version of this classic Alto Maipo cabernet is firm and round, ripe and elegant. The texture is generous, the firm tannic structure releasing cassis and blueberry flavors as the wine takes on oxygen. The fresh acidity, along with the juiciness and massive attack of the fruit, points to a great cabernet vintage in Maipo. You may want to lay this down and allow its complexity to develop.
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