James Suckling
Wine Spectator
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Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Product description

Winemaker Enrique Tirado is one of the most influential figures in the national wine industry. For more than 20 years, he has been in charge of Don Melchor, Chile's first icon wine and a true benchmark of the variety at the global level.

The beauty of the composition in Don Melchor is the intermingling of the flavours, aromas, and emotions produced by the different parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon. It brings together, in a balanced way, the expression of each parcel. Finding the balance enables the expression of a place, soil, and the Andes Mountains in a single wine.

Don Melchor is as distinctive as it is powerful, with rich, earthy aromas and flavours of dried red fruits, cedar and spice reflecting a remarkable combination of Bordeaux-style finesse and fruit-driven purity. Its consistently elegant profile is supported by succulent tannins and firm acidity, allowing it to age and gain complexity. Don Melchor's one of the world's outstanding collectible Cabernets.

97 Points - James Suckling

Deep and serious with black olives, blackberries, blueberries, tobacco leaf, sweet red capsicum, ash, dried meat and a hint of black chocolate. This is a more direct, full-bodied Don Melchor, filled with solid blackberries and wrapped by tight, fine-grained tannins. Long and deep. 92% cabernet sauvignon, 6% cabernet franc, 1% merlot and 1% petit verdot. Better after 2024.

95 Points - Wine Spectator

Inviting aromas of chocolate-covered cherry, dried rose petal and petrichor set the stage for this well-structured red, which balances concentrated berry and mission fig flavours against vibrant acidity, lending a lush, mouthwatering quality to a finish that swirls with cassis, spices and fine tannins. Drink now.