A juicy and flavorful red with dark-berry and walnut character. Hint of bay leaf. Medium to full body, round and polished tannins and a savory finish. Drink or hold.
92 points, James Suckling (Apr 2019)
The minty 2016 Marques de Casa Concha Merlot was produced with grapes from San Clemente in Maule and contains 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Syrah from vines planted between 1999 and 2005. Half of the volume matured in 5,000-liter botti, while the rest was kept in barriques for some 18 months. It's round, with good ripeness and a soft texture—quite remarkable, as Merlot is not easy in Chile, but it seems like the Maule keeps better freshness than in the central valley where the vines get stressed and the tannins don't ripen properly. This has good length. Quite impressive. 266,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2018.
90 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Issue # 239 - Oct 2018)