Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
from Chile, South America
"Gorgeous nose of black currant preserve 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 seemingly accessiblity though - there's iron-clad structure underneath for the long haul. Drink now through 2012.
-Wine Spectator "Highly Recommended"
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 a year, followed by another year in the bottle before release.
The result is a rich, full-bodied wine with an unmistakable minty character in the bouquet and the finish. Drink with the finest roasts, and strong cheeses.
The top 3 most liked reviews for this wine.
I drank it out of 3 different red wine glasses. The Riddel was the best.
A Customer - Houston, TX
I have bought & tasted a great number of Cabs this year, some at 3X the price, and I don't believe there is a better value in the market.
A Customer - San Francisco, CA
This wine is certainly one of the best South American wines I've ever tasted. It has a dense dark ruby color and a spectacular nose. Its full of aromas of black cherries, black currant, traces of dark chocolate, and soft vanilla flavors. The taste in the palate is composed of silky flavors of fresh coffee, blackberries, dark cherries, and chocolate, and long finish. You are certainly getting a wonderful wine for this price. See what a 95 pointer really tastes like.
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