CONCHA Y TORO CABERNET SAUVIGNON DON MELCHOR PUENTE ALTO - 1999
Rich, dark red color with newly paved tar, loam, and coffee on the nose. Complexity abounds with asphalt, oak, black cherry, plum, black currant and mocha. The wine is smooth and superb with chocolate covered raisins on the finish.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
I think I bought this bottle for $35 on release. What a difference a few years have made. The new vintage retails for close to $70 and the Don Melchor has established itself as one of the great wines breaking into the Wine Spectator Top 10 on more than one occasion. Top notch Cabernet with a Bordeaux sensibility and Chilean terroir. A terrific, explosive wine with elegance.