18/01/2021 – Marqués de Casa Concha, Etiqueta Negra 2018

(2021) Concha y Toro do a great job at all sorts of price levels, and this from their upmarket Marqués de Casa Concha range comes from vineyard at 650m altitude. It is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with 17% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot, and aged 16 months in barriques. Winemaker Marcelo Papa estimates it will cellar well for 20 years, but right now it delivers a big, deep, sonorous glass of wine, plum, blackcurrant and sleek spices carry through to a palate of dense fruit, slicked with vanilla, creamy and black fruit concentration and a broad base of tannin. It's a concentrated mouthful of wine for sure that needs a steak or something off the char-grill, but big-scaled, serious and intense stuff. Watch the video review for more information.

2 comments

  1. Is the 2018 Etiqueta Negra Bordeaux Blend available for purchase? In US or anyplace that ships to Maryland USA?

    1. Hi Mark. I have checked using wine-searcher and it does not appear to be available in the US. I can’t help on whether anyone will ship to the US as I suspect not many people will do that due to the cost and the complexity of dealing with customs and taxes. Maybe try to track down Concha y Toro’s local agent in your state to ask the question?

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