The Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, an important wine for Chile

marques de casa concha cabernet

This is an important wine for Chile. Marcelo Papa, chief winemaker with Concha y Toro, has been on a journey away from excessive ripeness. He has been picking as much as a month earlier for the Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon. While his experiments began in 2010, it’s only with this 2014 vintage that the wine was made entirely from early-picked grapes. In addition, Marcelo is moving away from small oak barrels towards large botti, although because of the cost, this shift is taking a little longer to complete.

The result is a Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon that tastes less of Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon and is actually quite serious. At it’s price point (c£12 in the UK), it’s a really lovely wine, and I picked a bottle up in Asda for £8.50 on special offer. It’s probably the best £8.50 wine on the market! Normally, I wouldn’t be that interested by Marques de Casa Concha’s Cabernets, because until now they have been solid, typically Chilean, ripe but dull. But I really like this wine.

Here, I taste it on camera.

 

 

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