Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Don Melchor
    Bottle (6)

    "The 2005 Don Melchor was cropped from an almost perfect year, when the grapes were picked between April 11 and May 19 in a slightly warmer year that provided powerful wines. The bottled wine was Cabernet Sauvignon with some 3% Cabernet Franc and had been matured in French oak barrels for 15 months, with 70% new barrels and the rest second use. Somehow this vintage had never been rated before, and I'm glad I did because it's a very good year, with average rain and not so high temperature, with a combination of power and finesse, notes of ash, earth, red and black fruit and a powerful palate. You see more the hand of a good winemaker here; there is very good balance, quality of tannins and freshness. This has balance, finesse and energy. It's evolving at a very slow pace, and it should continue aging forever in bottle." (94 pts. Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate #230, Apr. 2017)

    Shipping Restriction: Please note that we cannot ship to addresses in Massachusetts, so please bid accordingly.

    Key to Condition Descriptions & Bottle Size

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2017
    14th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 267

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    22% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Wine purchases will not be shipped automatically, and are temporarily stored at Heritage Auctions' climate-controlled facility in North Hollywood, CA. Wine shipments require this Delivery Collection Form, and are subject to delays due to extreme weather. Sales Tax information

    Important information concerning Sales Tax and Resale Certificates. Learn More

    Terms and Conditions  |  Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments |  Glossary of Terms

    Sold on Dec 14, 2017 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 12 days left to consign to the 2021 June 18 Wine Signature Auction - Beverly Hills! receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search