Monday, November 07, 2005

Concha Y Toro Marques Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 (NW)

Dark ink color
Chocolate and dark berries on the nose
Currant and a hint of licorice on the palate
Good finish with noticeable tannins

I've always found this to be a dark and dense wine with strong berry flavors. If you're looking for a good representative Chilean Cabernet, this is it. It has the inky color that can stain your fingers and enough backbone to stand up to food.

This was plucked from the cellar at PB's (of this wine blog) and enjoyed with a veal dish. He happened to have several bottles of 2001 left in his stash. In the store right now, you might find the 2002 or 2003 on the shelves. If so, don't hesitate as they're both even better than the 2001. I generally see this wine priced at $14-16. Raise a glass!

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