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Don Melchor obtained this extraordinary recognition for its latest vintage, coming top among the 100 best wines of the year in the renowned Brazilian magazine Adega´s latest ranking. The publication gave Don Melchor 97 points and rated the 2018 vintage as the best Don Melchor tested so far by the expert panel.
Don Melchor 2018
BEST WINE OF THE YEAR
“Chile’s exceptional harvest in 2018 is confirmed in this red blend composed of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5%, Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, and aged for 15 months in French oak barrels, 72% of which are new and 28% second use. It presents black current and blueberry accompanied by floral, herbal and spiced notes, as well as earthy tones. Benefiting from a cooler year in comparison to the hot temperatures of 2017, it has a refreshing acidity and extremely fine tannins, which provide substance to the blend and balance out the customarily ripe profile found in this classic fruit from Puente Alto. It has a long-lasting, vertical and dense finish, with a touch of licorice and graphite. The more precise and refined version of this wine is among the best, if not the best vintage tasted up to now.”