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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996
Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996
(search item no. 112336)
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $115.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1997 The Wine News rating: 96 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1996 is medium to dark ruby-colored and has a red fruit (mostly cherries and raspberries) filled nose. It is medium-bodied and firm, with juicy cherries and blackberries as well as zesty hints of currants in its foursquare personality. Congratulations to Concha y Toro and winemaker Enrique Tirado for this fascinating and enlightening lineup of delicious wines.
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About Vina Concha y Toro:

Founded in 1883, Viña Concha y Toro is Latin America’s leading producer and occupies an outstanding position among the world’s most important wine companies, currently exporting to 135 countries worldwide. Uniquely, it owns around 9,500 hectares of prime vineyards, which allows the company to secure the highest quality grapes for its wine production. Concha y Toro’s portfolio includes a wide range of successful brands at every price point, from the top of the range Don Melchor and Almaviva to the flagship brand Casillero del Diablo and innovative stand-alone brands such as Palo Alto and Maycas del Limarí. The company has 3,162 employees and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.