Don Melchor 2007 praised by the prestigious critic Robert Parker
With 94+ points it was distinguished among the best Cabernet Sauvignons in the latest report on Chile published in the critic’s website.
Don Melchor 2007 scored 94+ points and was described as one of the best of the Cabernet Sauvignon variety in the latest report on Chile published on the web site of the well-known critic Robert Parker.
Don Melchor, Chile’s first ultra-premium wine, managed by the winemaker Enrique Tirado, is the only one with a total of 22 vintages, all prize-winning and recognized by the world’s critics. The 2007 vintage is composed of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% of Cabernet Franc, from Puente Alto.
This recognition confirms Don Melchor as one of the maximum exponents of Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, and the terroir of Puente Alto as one of the best for the production of Cabernet Sauvignon.
The website eRobertParker.com is an independent on-line wines guide addressed to the world’s most influential consumers. It is directed by Robert M. Parker Jr., who has positioned himself as the most widelyread and globally-prestigious American wine critic.
The report on Chile is published annually to evaluate the principal Chilean wineries.
The Wine Advocate’s review
DON MELCHOR 2007, 94+ POINTS
“Don Melchor 2007 (98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc) is a selection from the Puente Alto, Maipo vineyard, located 640 meters above sea level.
“The wine is kept for 15 months in French oak casks, of which 78% were new. It offers an incipient and complex bouquet of toasted wood, pencil lead, exotic spices, incense, violets, black sarsaparilla and blackberries.
“With a style and structure similar to that of the Médoc Grandes Cru, it has the balance to be kept for at least 6 to 8 years. It will need patience as this wine, of a compressed texture, has much more to reveal.
It should be even more memorable when reaching its full maturity.”