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Community Tasting Notes (44) Avg Score: 92.4 points

  • Almost a year since last try, and this still looks like a newly-minted bottle; no bricking or any outward signs of bottle age. Dark fruits and berries, wet leather with cassis and a barely-discernable green streak. Classic Chilean Cab flavor profile: boysenberry, plum and black currrant with notes of cocoa, espresso and fig. Aging nicely, although I expected oak influence and and tannin reserve to both be a bit more subtle by now.

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  • First one of these in almost two and a half years. Consistent with my prior note, but not as tight and restrained as last time. Still a young-looking, semi-opaque magenta in color. Offers pretty, complex aromas of crushed dark berries, cassis, earth and a hint of vanilla on the nose - along with a noticeable amount of heat. Full-bodied and very rich. Almost syrupy. Loaded with tangy boysenberry, plum and dark currant fruit, which shows excellent depth and intensity on the mid-palate. This has definitely unwound quite a bit since last time and finishes with fine length - but is still noticeably oaky and tannic. Outstanding, but still not quite the great wine I expected it to be. Will save my last remaining bottle for another few years.

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  • I was in two mins as to whether to open this. Don Melchor is often at its best after ten years but I was intrigued by some of the relatively early drinking windows recommended for this particular vintage.

    On opening I was worried by how young this looked. (No bricking at all). But on the nose, this really impressed. I've enjoyed the 2006 even though I can understand those who don't (It leans towards the monolithic and while I don't see it as a porty wine, I can see what people mean.) But the 2007 had a much more nuanced nose of olive and liquorice that just oozed the kind of complexity you'd expect from a top-notch Bordeaux blend.

    I'm gonna leave my other two bottles fro a few years and maybe try and get hold of some more.

    92 points now. Potential for 93-95 points.

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  • I was suprised by this outstanding wine. We had it in a warm day with a steak and it was constantley improving in the glass.
    Dark red in glass with cedar, wood and dark fruit to the nose Soft on palate and well balanced.

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  • Popped and poured. On the palate, there is blueberry, dried herbs, pepper, cigar smoke, plum, currant, and cherry. Well rounded tannins with a nice finish. This didn't live up to expectation but is good nonetheless. -92 points-

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Don Melchor Puente Alto) Subscribe to see review text.

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