2005 Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon - 1.5L
  • WS 96
  • WA 94
  • WE 93

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WS 96
Wine Spectator, April 2008
Still very tight but the tannins that lead the way now are sleek and refined and should easily meld into the huge core of roasted chestnut black currant paste warm fig and tar. Has a long coffee- and loam-tinged finish... Still very tight but the tannins that lead the way now are sleek and refined and should easily meld into the huge core of roasted chestnut black currant paste warm fig and tar. Has a long coffee- and loam-tinged finish. Best from 2009 through 2019. 18000 cases made. -JM
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2017
The 2005 Don Melchor was cropped from an almost perfect year, when the grapes were picked between April 11 and May 19 in a slightly warmer year that provided powerful wines. The bottled wine was Cabernet Sauvignon with... The 2005 Don Melchor was cropped from an almost perfect year, when the grapes were picked between April 11 and May 19 in a slightly warmer year that provided powerful wines. The bottled wine was Cabernet Sauvignon with some 3% Cabernet Franc and had been matured in French oak barrels for 15 months, with 70% new barrels and the rest second use. Somehow this vintage had never been rated before, and I'm glad I did because it's a very good year, with average rain and not so high temperature, with a combination of power and finesse, notes of ash, earth, red and black fruit and a powerful palate. You see more the hand of a good winemaker here; there is very good balance, quality of tannins and freshness. This has balance, finesse and energy. It's evolving at a very slow pace, and it should continue aging forever in bottle. - Luis Gutiérrez
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, September 2008
This comes across as the best Don Melchor that Concha y Toro has produced and at $69 it should be. It's very ripe with oak sitting atop pure cassis and plum aromas. The palate is sweet juicy and packed with dynamite... This comes across as the best Don Melchor that Concha y Toro has produced and at $69 it should be. It's very ripe with oak sitting atop pure cassis and plum aromas. The palate is sweet juicy and packed with dynamite blackberry and black plum flavors. Dark chocolaty and long on the finish with ripe tannins. Drink now or hold for five years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country Chile
Region Maipo Valley
Sub-region Puente Alto
Vintage 2005