Marques de Casa Concha Chile 2005
#17 of Zachys Wine Spectator Top 100 Predictions of 2008"This is dense but racy, thanks to plenty of fine-grained tannins that carry the shaved vanilla bean, black currant paste, fig and loam notes through a super long finish. Additional tobacco and cedar hints chime in on the finish. Really well built, this shows a Maipo profile with Bordeaux-like structure; needs cellaring to fill out fully. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2009 through 2016...95" WS web 01/08"This is the tenth vintage from the partnership between Concha y Toro and Baron Philippe de Rothschild. A blend based on cabernet sauvignon with carmenère and cabernet franc, it yields a sophisticated aroma of red cherry, cassis and blackberry notes. The flavor lives up to this promise, offering pure, mouthwatering fruit. The ripeness creates a soft texture, firmed up by tannins, extending the fruit's depth. Let it evolve for four to five years in the cellar and then pour it with braised veal...94" -W&S 06/08
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In 1997, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, and Eduardo Guilisasti Tagle, Chairman of Viña Concha y Toro S.A., sealed a partnership agreement with a view to create an exceptional Franco-Chilean wine called Almaviva. Produced under the joint technical supervision of both partners, the first vintage achieved immediate international success upon its launch in 1998.
Rich, elegant and has great balance! Delicious and had only been open half an hour! - WS Grand Tour 2011
6/14/16 = 36/50
old, obscure scoring method: (2/2.5/3/3) [5/9/13=27+/-5 out of 30?]
Excellent. Strong and complex.
This wine here in Brazil has an excellent tradition, BUT it is really expensive around US$ 225 or R$ 438 which makes it harder to have it on regular basis.
WS 95 beber 2011-2018
I'm not at that level where I feel I can give a great review, but to put it simple, it is one of the better wines I have had in my life (which is so far very few, since I just started wine tasting and experimenting this year). More info: http://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=369849 http://www.bridgeviewliquor.com/sku02211.html
External Reviews for Marques de Casa Concha Chile
It's rare for Mouton to show the aristocracy of its vineyard at a young stage, but this 2000 makes it clear. The depth and bearing, the sophistication and grip, the sense of power withheld is all right there ion the first pour. Perhaps this seems leaner that the wine often does (my mental image of young Mouton is plump and extravagant, while Lafite plays the lean and hungry youth). But here that leanness is a stance, as there's plenty of stuffing underneath, plenty of gentle, supple red fruit to flesh out the mineral structure. Complex scents of five spice and pencil lead add layers to that suppleness, making the wine feel tart and rich at once. A Mouton for the ages.
Monster nose. Black, powerful and ultra-serious. Exotic coconut to start. Stacked with incredibly dense ripe fruit. huge, sweet, yet tannic. From 2020.
Cigar tobacco, cedar and red fruit aromas. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a delicate finish. Elegant, seductive Mouton. Best after 2006.
Tasted the second day after the bottle was opened, my notes read, ldquo;Pounds of flesh; so much make-up; drama queen. Is this Mouton?rdquo; Thatrsquo;s no diss to the Baroness; itrsquo;s the character of the wine. The day before, it was hard to read, the aromas black and exotic, the potent fruit black and blue against all the mineral tannin. And that tannin alternated between Indian spices and blackberry seeds. All the fruit piled up on itself, just hinting at how grand the wine might become with time. A first should be memorable, and this one is.
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc. Dark purple all the way to the edge. Great spicy clove nose over cherry, new oak, and cardamom. Very tannic, but they are juicy and well integrated. Nice ripe raspberry fruit with a chocola... Mike Supple. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Mouton-Rothschild 1500ml
We saw a lot of promise in this young wine though a few years in the cellar would help soften it up. Full mouth-coating flavors of currant plum minerals graphite and oak. A Bordeaux to keep your eye on!
On the surface, Mouton is often less complicated than the other firsts. Its glamorous oak scent and flashy cassis concentration are easily matched by several ambitious second-growth Pauillacs. The greatness of Mouton lies deeper, and it shows most prominently in a Cabernet vintage like rsquo;96. The vines stand in a deep sea of small stones, a gravel plateau as difficult to walk upon as a sand dune. Cabernet loves these stones and grows grapes that come about as close to the essential flavor of the variety as seems possible. Mouton is a pure, perfectly articulates Cabernet as a Shaker chair is a pure, essential and perfect chair.
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|Sugar: 1.50 g/l grams per liter|
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