Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
|Chile, Maipo Valley, Puente Alto
|Concha y Toro
Puente Alto and Pirque come together in this textbook Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon with a twist: it was aged in casks to add elegance to the region's familiar complexity. Licorice, cassis, blackberry and thyme flavors appear at first followed by caramel. Very precisely calibrated, the firm tannins and expressive flavor underline the accomplished nature of the wine and lengthy, juicy finish.
There's minerally richness to the lithe mix of dark fruit and spice flavors in this red. Dark chocolate and mocha fill the plush finish, with hints of dried herbs. Drink now through 2024.
The 2018 Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of grapes from Puente Alto and Pirque. It has some balsamic aromas and clean cassis aromas, with good freshness combined with good volume. It has good varietal typicity, very integrated oak (matured in barrique and oak foudres) and just a touch of cedar wood and is juicy and vibrant. This is really very good in a fresh vintage like 2018.