Concha y Toro, Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Puente Alto, Maipo Valley, Chile

Concha y Toro, Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Puente Alto, Maipo Valley, Chile



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 93%, Cabernet Franc 7% Wine Style: Bordeaux Inspired Reds Winemaker: Enrique Tirado Optimum Drinking: 2018-2023 Reviewer Rating: 98 Reviewer: James Suckling Code: 103061 Alcohol: 14.5%
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Concha y Toro's Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 was purchased in its original wooden case and was included in James Suckling's 'Top 100 Wines of 2016', making it Chile’s Best Cabernet Sauvignon of the 2012 vintage and earning its place as one of the country’s top three wines.

Don Melchor was Chile’s first iconic wine and is still one of the country's finest Cabernet-based wines, the vines benefitting from being sited on the Puente Alto terroir - the country's finest terroir for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The Don Melchor vineyard is situated at the foot of the Andes Mountains on the northern bank of the Maipo River at 650 metres altitude in a semi-arid Mediterranean climate. It is typically aged for 15 months in new and old French barrels.


"Wonderful aromas of black olives, meat and currants. Hints of fresh mint. Full to medium body, with sublime tannin texture that feels like the finest silk. A finish that lasts for minutes. Palate has amazing energy, richness and freshness. A great wine. So layered and balanced." James Suckling

"… a showy nose with ripe blackberries that develop minty aromas with some time in the glass. The palate is juicy with round tannins and good volume of fruit with the softness of a ripe vintage, showing the expressive aromas of the year."

"Suave and refined, with rich, dense flavors of dried berry, dark plum, rose petal and bramble. Offers fine-grained tannins and accents of green olive. Finishes with hints of hot stone, dried beef and white pepper. Complex." Wine Spectator