Don Melchor Puente Alto Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 - 30th Anniversary Edition

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99pts James Suckling

95pts Wine Spectator

Don Melchor has been at it for 30 years, and this anniversary vintage of their Don Melchor Puente Alto Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon shows how much they've learned. Youre going to want to try this gorgeous Chilean red and experience its serious flavor chops first hand. It's dense, incredibly smooth and elegant, with beautiful dark fruit, secondary earthiness and masterfully integrated tannins. Think Sunday roasted leg of lamb studded with garlic cloves, pork roast stuffed with prosciutto, basil, arugala and fresh bread crumbs, and maybe a rustic country pate to start with toasted baguette slices. What special occasion is coming up for you winelovers?

James Suckling: "Fantastic aromas of blackcurrants and other dark fruit with crushed stone, iron and oysters, following through to a full body that shows incredible energy and depth, offering ripe yet fresh fruit, together with bright herbs and earth. Precision and balance of the intensity of the vintage. Layered. Perhaps the greatest Don Melchor ever made. Try after 2022." Dec 2019

Wine Spectator:  "Suave, complex and elegant, with fine-grained tannins supporting the dried cherry, red plum and currant flavors. Cedar and forest floor notes show midpalate, leading to a long finish of cocoa powder and baker's chocolate details, accented by hints of apple wood smoke and white pepper. Drink now through 2032. 2,600 cases imported." Web Only 2020

Winery:  "Deep cherry red in color. Don Melchor 2017 is a wine with extraordinary elegance. Full of aromas and flavors and a marked presence of red berries. On the palate, there are strong notes of Cabernet Sauvignon from Puente Alto, with fine and delicate tannins, while also providing a good density and long-lasting finish.

Red meats, especially lamb and other preparations of game meats, such as roasted or braised with red wine sauce, mushrooms, rosemary, and tomatoes, etc. Also excellent with assorted terrines and pâtés, especially with duck pate. Other options include dry and aged or creamy cow’s or goat’s milk cheeses."

Bottle 750ml, cork  
Varietal 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol  14.5%
pH 3.62
Total Acidity 3.41g/L
Aging 15 months in French oak barrels, 67% new, 33% second-use
Region Maipo, Chile
Original Price $121.99
Current Price $106.97

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