Red

1996 Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Don Melchor

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Chile
  • Maipo Valley
  • Puente Alto
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Community Tasting Notes 27

  • Cikgoo Likes this wine: 89 points

    November 13, 2017 - Good strong nose but not much fruit left. Only pencil lead, earth and leather.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • EFeldhake Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 30, 2017 - Garnet in color with bricking edge. Nose of cherries, cola, and hint of leather. Tastes of cherries, plums, hints of milk chocolate and tobacco. Not going to improve, but in a lovely place for the short term.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • cavedivr Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 21, 2017 - This wine has clearly seen better days, but it's still drinking nicely. A bit thin, brick colored. Still a bit of bright fruit hanging on. Menthol and fresh garden hose on the nose and entry. Loads of sediment - be sure to filter.

  • henrygjeffreys Likes this wine:

    November 16, 2016 - Deep dark red, hint of yellow
    Spicy nose, camphor, mint, dark spices
    Great acidity, fresh, tannins still quite firm. Powdery tannins. Dark fruit underneath with notes of leather and tobacco. Touch of chocolate
    Full body, still tastes very young. Long finish.
    Big wine like a modern right bank Bordeaux though 100% cabernet
    Very concentrated

  • Edouard84 Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 22, 2016 - Surprisingly alive!
    Clear evolved notes on the color with an orange rim, but the fruit was still there and nicely integrated.
    Menthol notes bring some freshness in the end.
    A very pleasant experience

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type Red
  • Producer Concha y Toro
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Don Melchor
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Chile
  • Region Maipo Valley
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Puente Alto
  • UPC Code 082734314943

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 120 (51%)
  • Consumed 113 (48%)

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