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Spotlight: The Best Cabernet in Chile

Spotlight: The Best Cabernet in Chile

When most people think of Chilean wine, they think of simple, inexpensive, easy-drinking party wine.  We’re guilty of falling into that trap ourselves. But Chile also boasts some world class wines as well.
Winemaking in Chile dates back to the 16th Century and its great potential and stellar growing conditions have attracted wine industry titans like Rothschild, Pernod-Ricard and Kendall Jackson.  But those investments represent the new Chilean wine scene.
Those investment dollars would not be in Chile if it were not for visionaries like Don Melchor Concha y Toro, who in 1883 founded the now famous Conch y Toro winery.
Concha y Toro has been named both the “Most Admired Wine Brand in the World” as well as the “Most Powerful Wine Brand in the World.”  And their top wine, Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Puente Alto’ is a perennial Wine Spectator Top 100 Wine.
We are pleased to have a vertical of Don Melchor Puente Alto in the store: 2009-2011.  We only have 2 bottles of each – first come, first served.
94 Pts Wine Spectataor
This muscular red packs a mélange of roasted plum, cassis and macerated wild berry on a full-bodied frame. There’s plenty of fresh acidity and tannic structure, as the long finish unwinds with layers of maduro tobacco and humus, with a grace note of wild flowers. Best from 2014 through 2020. 10,000 cases made.
95 Pts Wine Spectator
​Refined and elegant, with silky tannins behind the mineral, macerated cherry and damson plum flavors. Quite creamy, revealing hints of paprika and hoisin sauce. The long, lush finish is filled with notes of cocoa powder and dust. Drink now through 2020​.
94 Pts Wine Spectator
Rich and powerful, with balanced and elegant flavors of dried raspberry, mocha, mineral and dark chocolate. Creamy midpalate, presenting a broad and lush finish, revealing slate and white pepper notes. Drink now through 2022.​
Buy the vertical – one from each vintage for $324.

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