Original
121 Ratings
Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Details

Region

Maipo ValleyChile

Wine Description

(1999 Vintage) 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....

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2012 Vintage) Suave and refined, with rich, dense flavors of dried berry, dark plum, rose petal and bramble. Offers fine-grained tannins and accents of green olive. Finishes with hints of hot stone, dried beef and white pepper. Complex.
  • Wine Advocate
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2007 Vintage) "Still a touch tight, but dense, focused and layered, with well-integrated structure underneath loam, blackberry, espresso, tobacco and sage notes. The long finish has nice drive, with the loam edge stretching out. This has the poise and balance for cellaring. Drink now through 2017. 8,900 cases made."
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on May-06