Puente Alto and Pirque come together in this textbook Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon with a twist: it was aged in casks to add elegance to the region’s familiar complexity. Licorice, cassis, blackberry and thyme flavors appear at first followed by caramel. Very precisely calibrated, the firm tannins and expressive flavor underline the accomplished nature of the wine and lengthy, juicy finish.
92 points, Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous (Mar 2020)
A cabernet that shows structure, yet at the same time it is savory and pure with currant, chocolate and walnut undertones. Juicy with lots of cassis, too. Full-bodied, chewy and savory. Dry. Delicious. Drink or hold.
92 points, James Suckling (Apr 2020)
There's minerally richness to the lithe mix of dark fruit and spice flavors in this red. Dark chocolate and mocha fill the plush finish, with hints of dried herbs. Drink now through 2024. 75,000 cases made, 12,000 cases imported.
91 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator (May 2021)
The 2018 Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of grapes from Puente Alto and Pirque. It has some balsamic aromas and clean cassis aromas, with good freshness combined with good volume. It has good varietal typicity, very integrated oak (matured in barrique and oak foudres) and just a touch of cedar wood and is juicy and vibrant. This is really very good in a fresh vintage like 2018. 900,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in January 2020.
90 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Issue # 247 - Feb 2020)