Concha y Toro Don Melchor Puente Alto Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

On the nose; dark currants, light tarry notes, blackberry, black raspberries, black plum, plum, black cherries, black licorice, stones, dry loamy soil, dark rich earth, cinnamon, vanilla, dark fresh flowers and fields of violets. The body is full. The palate; rich, ripe & fresh. Tannins are round, velvety, soften some but still very big & pronounced. The structure & tension are very solid, the length fantastic &well balance. Fruits are; blackberry, black raspberries, black plum, plum, black cherries, creamy raspberries, black licorice, sweet tarry character, soft leather, fresh tobacco leaf, graphite, stones, dry loamy soil, bramble, dark rich earth, cinnamon, vanilla, dark fresh flowers and fields of violets. The acidity round and well executed. The long finish is ruby fruit balanced earth, sticky tannins and beautiful polished finish. Still fresh and wonderful now but much better in 15+ years. 2015 was a very good year Puente Alto. This could very likely see a higher score after 8-10 years more of bottle ago. Photos of; the old residence, another stone art piece in one of their main tasting areas, Cabernet vines meant for visitor tasting this time of year and the Diablo barrel room where the Don Melchor Cabernet is stored. The barrel room was once robbed long ago. Since the Urban Legend story it was haunted was floated out to the public, it has remained safe and sound.

On the nose; dark currants, light tarry notes, blackberry, black raspberries, black plum, plum, black cherries, black licorice, stones, dry loamy soil, dark rich earth, cinnamon, vanilla, dark fresh flowers and fields of violets. The body is full. The palate; rich, ripe & fresh. Tannins are round, velvety, soften some but still very big & pronounced. The structure & tension are very solid, the length fantastic &well balance. Fruits are; blackberry, black raspberries, black plum, plum, black cherries, creamy raspberries, black licorice, sweet tarry character, soft leather, fresh tobacco leaf, graphite, stones, dry loamy soil, bramble, dark rich earth, cinnamon, vanilla, dark fresh flowers and fields of violets. The acidity round and well executed. The long finish is ruby fruit balanced earth, sticky tannins and beautiful polished finish. Still fresh and wonderful now but much better in 15+ years. 2015 was a very good year Puente Alto. This could very likely see a higher score after 8-10 years more of bottle ago. Photos of; the old residence, another stone art piece in one of their main tasting areas, Cabernet vines meant for visitor tasting this time of year and the Diablo barrel room where the Don Melchor Cabernet is stored. The barrel room was once robbed long ago. Since the Urban Legend story it was haunted was floated out to the public, it has remained safe and sound.

9.4

LeMel Humes

I normally do not like a Cab that’s not blended with something but this is a special one indeed with bold fruit forward and unassuming cherry that floats all over the top.

I normally do not like a Cab that’s not blended with something but this is a special one indeed with bold fruit forward and unassuming cherry that floats all over the top.

9.1

Kimberly Anderson

Super funky nose on open. Blew off after about 10 min. Orange pekoe tea and chocolate scents. Lithe Raspberry, pomegranate, leather and spice mid-palate. Some red fruit and graphite on the finish.

Super funky nose on open. Blew off after about 10 min. Orange pekoe tea and chocolate scents. Lithe Raspberry, pomegranate, leather and spice mid-palate. Some red fruit and graphite on the finish.

9.1

Luis Arguero (@winefromAtoZ)

Over the last few months, I’ve been guilty of only tasting & consuming Italian

Over the last few months, I’ve been guilty of only tasting & consuming Italian

9.0

Eva Costa

Did not care for this wine☹️

Did not care for this wine☹️

8.2

Sean Grullon

It’s a fantastic old world style cab. Savory in profile, it hits you with notes of herbs, violets, and some green pepper, with blackberries underneath. Linear on the palate with a silky texture that finishes with nice chocolate and clove notes. A gem, and a complex wine.

It’s a fantastic old world style cab. Savory in profile, it hits you with notes of herbs, violets, and some green pepper, with blackberries underneath. Linear on the palate with a silky texture that finishes with nice chocolate and clove notes. A gem, and a complex wine.

9.4

John Singer

Really enjoyable Cab. Drinks like a big, bold Napa Cab. Was very surprised that it’s from Chile. Would absolutely buy and drink again.

Really enjoyable Cab. Drinks like a big, bold Napa Cab. Was very surprised that it’s from Chile. Would absolutely buy and drink again.

9.5

Neal Ferry

Great Wine; thanks John

Great Wine; thanks John

9.1

Hector GMW

Great Cab! Took longer than an hour on the decanter to fully open. Strong green pepper on the nose, lactic notes and mature fruit. On the mouth was excepcionally silky with a very long finish. I believe this wine still needs some years to reach its full potential. Looking forward to drinking another bottle in a couple of years.

Great Cab! Took longer than an hour on the decanter to fully open. Strong green pepper on the nose, lactic notes and mature fruit. On the mouth was excepcionally silky with a very long finish. I believe this wine still needs some years to reach its full potential. Looking forward to drinking another bottle in a couple of years.

9.1

Jacqueline Jenkins

Bit acidic but good body.

Bit acidic but good body.

7.8

Location

  • 43380 US Hwy 19 N
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

  • Hours:
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