Concha y Toro ‘Don Melchor’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile
Review Date : 21-Jun-2012
The ‘flagship' wine of Concha y Toro, a single vineyard wine from the ‘Puente Alto' site in the Maipo Valley. 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc hand-picked and fermented to 14.8% alc, the wine aged 15 months in French oak barrels. Very full, saturated black-red with some garnet hues on edge. The nose is softly full and densely packed with ripe, savoury blackcurrant fruit laced with a touch of dark herbs and game, all quite intricate and subtle in expression. Medium-full bodied, this is very tightly bound and concentrated with richly sweet blackcurrant fruit flavours forming a deep core. The tannin extraction is significant and provides an excellent, firm structure supporting the fruit. The tannins are very fine-grained, and along with balanced acidity, there is freshness and detail. The palate is near unctuous and builds in weight. Layers of fruit and some oak spice show on the long finish. This is a rich and seriously constructed Cabernet Sauvignon that will develop greater inter interest over the next 10-12+ years. Match with roast lamb or beef, or serve with hard cheeses. 18.5+/20 Jun 2012 RRP $99.99

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