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2001 Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Don Melchor Puente Alto
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Drinking very well now
05/25/2005
by rkwiner
This wine has really opened up over the last year or two and is drinking very nice. Well balanced, excellent value. It needed time. I would rate this now 92-94 points.
Incredible + Value = buy a case
08/03/2005
by Aaron11059840
I can not stop telling people about this wine. I have turned about 15 people on to it love it as I do. For 35 dollars, I do not think you will find anything of that holds a candle to this experience. I find myself comapring it to anything else over 3 times the price. Amazing with steak, turning buttery after a 30 minute decant. Remember, this just came out...imagine what it will taste like in 5 years...unforgetable. Blind taste against your favorite Cabs and see what I am talking about.
Very Well Integrated
06/04/2005
by flyer11426965
I gave it a 5-star rating b/c of the price. Its probably about 93 pts in my book. Must disagree with the last poster, who said that the 00 is a little inferior, that vintage was a tremendous value. I would rate it 95pts easy!! This is a fabulous wine, W&S gave the 01 92 pts and WS gave it 95 pts. Of course if you move up some in price the Almaviva 2001 is about as good a wine for under $100 as you can find!!!! Concha & Toro has my complete respect.
No Bull
03/15/2005
by RVT710
This was an outstanding wine. Very smooth, nice body, and excellent taste. Brought this to dinner for a special occasion, and it did not dissapoint.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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