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Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon

Country: Chile
Region: Maipo Valley
Producer: Concha Y Toro
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2008
Found at: Costco, Co-op Wines and Spirits, Willow Park Wines and Spirits  (or see Liquor Connect and enter your postal code)
Price: $15.99 – $21.69

About the region
: The Maipo Valley is almost completely surrounded by mountains. The best vineyards are located towards the East side of the valley, close to the Andes mountains, from which cool air then descends into the vineyards. This increases the difference between day- and nighttime temperatures, which is a hallmark of many great vineyard sites. The Puento Alto vineyard from which this wine is sourced is indeed located on the East side of the valley and experiences these benefits. The Maipo valley has a reputation for Cabernet Sauvignon that can often have a particular minty character.

About the wine: Concha Y Toro is Latin America’s largest wine producer, producing a wide range of wines. Along their whole line up, there is good value to be found. The Marques de Casa Concha line was launched in 1976 and was Concha y Toro’s flag bearing wine in its day (today this honour belongs to Don Melchor). The Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon consistently provides great value and receives great reviews year after year.

This 2008 is another great expression of Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s fruit-driven with blackcurrant, black cherry, and raspberry fruit. There are hints of mint, chocolate notes, combined with well integrated oak, velvety tannins, and medium acidity.

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