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2006 Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Don Melchor

  • 95 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 48173-2006-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($80; includes 3% cabernet franc) Inky ruby. Expansive, intensely perfumed bouquet of dark berries, cherry pit, candied licorice and sexy oak spices. Broad, gently chewy cassis and bitter cherry flavors reach every nook and cranny of the palate, picking up an exotic violet pastille quality on the back end. Gains power on the finish, which features strong anise, tobacco and lead pencil qualities. Serious and in need of cellaring.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: March/April 2009
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    A dark, muscular style, with black currant, braised fig, maduro tobacco, bittersweet cocoa and loam notes that all roll together through the dense but polished finish. There's impressive power for the vintage, along with precision and balance.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    A slower than usual maturation and a tremendous difference between daytime and night time temperatures allowed us to pick the grapes later than in previous years, between Apr 25 and May 19. The climatic conditions coupled with intense vineyard segmentation allowed us to follow maturation levels closely and wait patiently for the tannins to truly ripen while conserving the fresh fruit expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from Puente Alto.Dark cherry and plum fruit, spice, firm tannins, aromatic pepper quality. Tight and dense on the palate.ÿ (RH)
    Author: Richard Hemming
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2006 Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon is a glass-coating opaque purple with an alluring bouquet of toast, tobacco, cedar, leather, mocha, and blackcurrant. Sweet, voluptuous (but not in a fruit bomb kind of way), layered, and complex already, its superb balance will ensure at least a decade of evolution and it should drink well through 2036.
    Author: Jay Miller
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Fernando
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: rnorberto
  • Self | Rating: 83

    A gummy, chewy taste that offers rich plum, red and dark berry flavors. However, I found the finish sorely lacking structure and finesse. While very fruit forward, the wine didn't seem capable of sustaining a long finish and ultimately drank like more of fruit bomb. Not what I would have expected from one of the more notable Chilean producers.
    Author: nycebo
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Beautiful dark red with purple color. The nose was dominated with tobacco and green bell. A slight turn off for me. Big and concentrated on the palate. Cassis and black currant. Extracted and layered with a whole mouth feel. Fun to enjoy on its own without food and experience something new with each drink.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2020
    Author: Wine365
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Deep purple in color with vegetal and green pepper notes on the nose. After 2+ hours of airing a seemingly busy palate of sweet dark fruit, vegetal characters, white pepper that builds over time with lots of glass evolution toward an even larger mouth feel of fruit that lacks the balance of structured tannins and/or acid. Medium finish....this one seems all over the place but very enjoyable.
    Author: SurgPA05
  • Self | Rating:

    Herbal and a little funky on the nose. Delicious though, with current, bitter chocolate and olive flavors. Really interesting wine. Plenty of acidity. 14.5% alcohol.
    Author: Aias
  • Self | Rating: 94

    It has been two years since I last opened a bottle of the 2006 Don Melchor. It still strikes me as a complex and polished wine! The nose is filled with a floral bouquet; rich, dark fruit; and tobacco. The aroma of the wine filled the immediate area. The rich, dark fruit was accompanied by crŠme de cassis and anise. Everything about this wine is a testament to harmony; the ripe tannins and fruit were well balanced. The finish was long, carried with dark chocolate and mocha. This vintage is not readily available, but can be found. There are still a few good years left in this vintage.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2019
    Author: rjblanton
  • Self | Rating: 93

    still very young and tight but give this an hour or so and the wine starts delivering. Floral notes and red berries are all over the palate. The wine has more mineral characteristics than I expected but the smoothness and integrated tannis mixed with deep cherry, graphite, earthy mushrooms were splendid.
    Author: cloudon
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Still young and vibrant but not over the top. Medium finish
    Author: Scooter
  • Self | Rating: 94

    This is an outstanding bottle of wine. Just a hint of leather, tobacco, and earth with a mouthful of fruit. Well balanced, easy tannins with a long finish.
    Author: Todd7
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Very good nose, very unstructured taste. All together good for something different
    Author: Walker Wine Ranch

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 488 bottles owned
  • 133 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 133 collectors)