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Don Melchor Puente Alto Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.315 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Puente Alto, Maipo Valley, Central Valley, Chile
Cabernet Sauvignon
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The 30th Anniversary of this signature wine grapes Puente Alto vineyard, deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits and espresso notes, a blend of 98% Cab Sauv & 2% aged for 15 month in French oak (66% new). On the palate flavors of black cherry and  blackberry with herb, tobacco and smoky oak spice notes. Firm tight tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cacao and toasty spice, needs time to develop, cellar a while! Tasting Sample!

The 30th Anniversary of this signature wine grapes Puente Alto vineyard, deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits and espresso notes, a blend of 98% Cab Sauv & 2% aged for 15 month in French oak (66% new). On the palate flavors of black cherry and  blackberry with herb, tobacco and smoky oak spice notes. Firm tight tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cacao and toasty spice, needs time to develop, cellar a while! Tasting Sample!

Jan 22nd, 2021
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Don Melchor 2017 contains 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Franc, both from Maipo Alto. This earlier harvest resulted in precise, intense doses of cassis, raspberry and blackberry jam sprinkled with spices and country herbs. A young wine, the tannic structure bodes well for the future even with the moderate freshness. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, March 2020)

Don Melchor 2017 contains 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Franc, both from Maipo Alto. This earlier harvest resulted in precise, intense doses of cassis, raspberry and blackberry jam sprinkled with spices and country herbs. A young wine, the tannic structure bodes well for the future even with the moderate freshness. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, March 2020)

Mar 12th, 2020
Vanessa

👁 This wine was deep ruby.

👃On the nose it had a medium(+) intensity of youthful aromas. Aromas included ripe and juicy blackberry, plum, black cherry, also violet, vegetal, toast, dark cocoa, espresso, cedar, and allspice notes.

👄 On the palate this wine was dry, it had medium acidity, a full body, high alcohol, medium(+) tannins, and medium(+) intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. It had a medium(+) finish.

This was a bold Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon from Puente Alto in the Maipo Valley. It presented really strongly on all key structural elements. It was delicious paired with grilled filet mignon, roasted veggies, and sautéed maitake mushrooms and will benefit with more time in the bottle. @win_drinks_wine thank you for introducing us to this beauty!

Viña Don Melchor, Puente Alto, Cabernet Sauvignon. Vintage 2017. ABV 14.5%.

👁 This wine was deep ruby.

👃On the nose it had a medium(+) intensity of youthful aromas. Aromas included ripe and juicy blackberry, plum, black cherry, also violet, vegetal, toast, dark cocoa, espresso, cedar, and allspice notes.

👄 On the palate this wine was dry, it had medium acidity, a full body, high alcohol, medium(+) tannins, and medium(+) intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. It had a medium(+) finish.

This was a bold Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon from Puente Alto in the Maipo Valley. It presented really strongly on all key structural elements. It was delicious paired with grilled filet mignon, roasted veggies, and sautéed maitake mushrooms and will benefit with more time in the bottle. @win_drinks_wine thank you for introducing us to this beauty!

Viña Don Melchor, Puente Alto, Cabernet Sauvignon. Vintage 2017. ABV 14.5%.

Feb 21st, 2021
Martin Grisolle

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Oct 23rd, 2020
Paulo Saliby

The real grand cru of South America. Elegant, silky, subtle and complex. Classy. Iron on the nose. Great multilayered cherry flavors. Medium persistance.

The real grand cru of South America. Elegant, silky, subtle and complex. Classy. Iron on the nose. Great multilayered cherry flavors. Medium persistance.

Aug 9th, 2020
Centura Churchill

Loved loved loved. Drank 2017 in 2020. Soft tannins, soft fruit, low acid, does NOT need food to enjoy. Tasted at Conche y Toro. Goes down as one of my favorite wines on the planet.

Loved loved loved. Drank 2017 in 2020. Soft tannins, soft fruit, low acid, does NOT need food to enjoy. Tasted at Conche y Toro. Goes down as one of my favorite wines on the planet.

Mar 3rd, 2020
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