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Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2017 Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon

By Norm Bentley - | Feb 19, 2021

Norm Bentley, The North Georgia Wine Advisor. PHOTO PROVIDED

The North Georgia Wine Advisor



2017 Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon


In the world of wine, very few wineries have been held in more admiration over the last two centuries than the Concha y Toro Winery in Maipo, Chile. They produce wines from eight up to two hundred dollars a bottle, and there is a consistency un-rivaled in the marketplace. Their twenty to thirty dollar line, labeled Marques de Casa Concha, can always be relied on to be among the best in their class. So when I chose this Cab to pair with our two inch thick fillet, grilled a perfect medium rare, for our Valentine’s Day dinner, I knew it would be a good match!

This is a big, fat, juicy Cab, with abundant flavors of dark berries, plum, and currants, which lead you to a finish with rich tannins, and a lingering presence just begging for another sip! The alcohol content is 14.5%, and Norm’s score is 91.

A bottle of this wonderful Cab, placed alongside a Caesar Salad, and a fillet from the “Best Butcher Shop in the Southeast”, which we are lucky to have right here in our little town, Thomaston, just a few miles south of Atlanta, made for a terrific Valentine’s Day! I hope yours was good as well!

Score: 91

Price: $20-$26