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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
(search item no. 23863)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 93 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 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 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
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 Advocate rating: 94 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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.