Concha y Toro
de Casa Concha
May 23, 2009 Vintages Release
(500 cases of 12)
Annual Wine Awards of Chile
Wine Spectator (US)
Issue: May 31, 2009
Wine Spectator (US)
Ripe and polished, offering a dark core of plum and black currant fruit layered
with warm fig sauce, loam and cocoa powder notes, with a solid, fleshy finish.
Wine Enthusiast (US)
Issue: December 2008
Every bit an excellent wine in 2006.
Aromas of plum, cola, pepper and
Christmas spice are alluring, while the palate is saturated yet balanced.
plum and berry are perfectly ripe, and the structure and texture are just right.
Issue: February 2009
50 Best Value Reds
“Concha y Toro really knows how to extract the most from its
grapes as this
scented Merlot from Peumo in the Maipo Valley shows.
Blackberry and cassis richness and spicy notes in a framework of supple tannins
and juicy acidity.”
Josh Raynolds (US)
Issue: March 2009
Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
Powerful aromas of red and dark berries, incese and fres
Fleshy, gently sweet black raspberry and cherry liquer flavors stain the palate
and become firmer with air, gaining a zesty anise qualiy.
Finished with a strong
echo of dark berries and persistent spiciness.
d resist the temptation to open thi
for another few years.
Linda Murphy (US)
Issue: February 2008
Wine Review Online
Impeccably balanced and savory, with firm structure, juicy plum and black
raspberry fruit, and a hint of smoke.
Ken’s Wine Guide (US)
Issue: February 9, 2009
“This Merlot from Concha y Toro is very dark ruby in color. It opens with an oak
infused blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced,
and soft with juicy black
currant like flavors with some blackberries mixed in. The
finish is dry and shows noticeable tannins that are quite persistent. We felt this
wine would pair nicely with meatloaf. Enjoy
Jaime Goode (UK)
“Focused dark fruits nose.
Palate is sweetly fruited and lush with some soft
Blackberries, ripe plums and spice with rounded tannins and oaky
Beef, game, lamb, poultry, vegetarian
Sask Liquor (CAN)
Dark and deep red.
Rich and balanced with layers of complex cu
wildberry and plum with a touch of vanilla, oak and mocha.
Region: Puemo Vineyard, Rapel Valley, Chile
Grape Variety: Merlot
Production Technique: The grapes are ma
nually harvested during April. The wine
is aged for 15 months in new and used French oak barriques, then aged a further 2
months after bottling.
Color: Dark and deep red.
Bouquet: Flavors as black as night: dark cherries, dark berries and a
yet rich, black tar.
Taste: Complexity develops out of its firm, quiet, supple core
Alcohol Content: 14.1%
Total Acidity: 5.48 gms/L.
This fine Merlot has an intense varietal bouquet and richness of flavour. Deep red.
Dark berries with hi
nts of tar. On the palate, the wine is velvety and firm with ripe
tannins imparting smoothness and balance.
The wine marries well with a variety of steaks, roasts, pastas with medium to
hearty sauces and cheeses.”
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