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Don Melchor 2008 praised by American magazines

11 June 2012 | Categorías: Latest News, News Imprimir

These recognitions confirm Don Melchor as one of the top exponents of Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, and the terroir of Puente Alto as one of the best for the production of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Don Melchor, the first iconic wine of the Chilean industry, under the direction of the winemaker Enrique Tirado, was again recognized by world critics, this time for its 2008 vintage, the 22nd time in the history of the iconic Cabernet Sauvignon of Concha y Toro.

Don Melchor 2008 obtained 93 points in the latest edition of the prestigious American wine magazine Wine & Spirits, and was named as one of the highest-ranked wines. The wine was tasted by the critic Patricio Tapia, who tastes wines from Argentina, Spain and Chile for Wine & Spirits.

For his part, Michael Schachner, the assistant editor of Wine Enthusiast, awarded 93 points to Don Melchor 2008 and chose it as Editor’s Choice in the same publication.

The 2008 vintage is composed of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc, from Puente Alto.

These recognitions confirm Don Melchor as one of the top exponents of Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, and the terroir of Puente Alto as one of the best for the  production of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tasting notes

Wine & Spirits, 93 puntos

Don Melchor 2008

“The menthol scents of the Alto Maipo meld with vibrant red fruit… It’s juicy and easy to love right now, yet it’s also layered and compelling, a wine that will only get better with four or five years in the cellar.” – Patricio Tapia.

Wine Enthusiast, 93 points

Don Melchor 2008

Editor’s Choice

“Opens with crusty, rock-solid aromas of mineral, shoe polish, herb and dense black fruit. This is a thick but smooth-bodied Cabernet with richness and sweet flavors of blackberry, cassis, fine herbes and brown sugar. Mild tannins, excellent structure and length define the finish.” – Michael Schachner.