100th Posting 2 older Cabernet Sauvignons

Don Melchor 1990 by Concha y Toro

Very good plus wine with medium fruit intensity of ripe black berries and notes of cigar box, eucalyptus, sweet jam note, smoky salami and new saddle leather. The medium tannins are very well resolved. The wine has good fruit concentration and has held up well. Medium plus finish. Drink now it has begun to fade.

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Margaux 1991 by Viña Carmen

Good plus wine with rich dark plum and black current notes over baking spice, leather, tar, mint and an earthiness. The medium minus tannins are smooth and with the 14% alc still give good structure. The fruit has medium minus intensity and concentration. The finish is medium. The wine is fading but still pleasurable, drink now.

Don Melchor 2008 by Viña Concha y Toro

Grape Variety: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc

Outstanding wine with very concentrated black berry and ripe black plums over cigar box. The fruit intensity is medium plus. The medium plus tannins are rounded and mature but very forward. The wine has balance and power. Hold and start drinking in 2-3 years then it will drink well for ten years.

http://www.conchaytoro.com/web/our-wines/don-melchor/

Don Melchor 2005 by Choncha y Toro

IMG_0385Grape Variety: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc

Outstanding wine with black current and dark plums over touch of red fruits, cedar box , baking spices, tobacco, chocolate and leather notes. This wine has concentrated fruit of medium plus intensity. The high tannins are ripe, round and complement the medium plus acidity giving great structure. The length is long. Drinking very well now and will for 8-10 more years.

 http://www.donmelchor.com/site/img/Vintages/pdf/2005_en.pdf