Straight from what is referred to as Chile’s equivalent of a Grand Cru, the Don Melchor is one of giant Concha y Toro’s flagship wines.
Grown on the north bank of the Maipo River at a cool 640m of altitude, this Cabernet Sauvignon (98%) blended with a smattering of Cabernet Franc is densely layered and complex.
Deep garnet, this wine offers intense aromas of plum, black currant and black cherry with notes of sandalwood, mint, cedar and strong minerality.
The palate is dry with medium acidity and seamless, ripe tannins. There is balanced alcohol and intricate flavours of more red and black fruit augmented by eucalyptus and sage with cedar and dried tobacco leaf.
Beautiful to inhale and even better to drink, this WSET Outstanding wine is drinking perfectly (at 8 years) and offers a lingering finish.