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    Don Melchor

    About Don Melchor

    Don Melchor produces some of the most consistently highly rated Cabernet Sauvignon in the world. Helmed by Enrique Tirado, working hand in hand with top Bordeaux consultant Eric Boissenot, this Alto Maipo Valley estate sits 650 metres above sea level on an ancient alluvial terrace left by retreating Andean glaciers. Planted almost entirely (90%) with Cabernet Sauvignon, Dol Melchor's terroir is the ideal combination of rocky soils and cooling breezes blowing down from the Andes for these 30-year-old vines.

     

    One of the select group of Chilean estates pioneering utterly world-class wines alongside the likes of Seña, Almaviva and Viña Chadwick. Don Melchor is simply "the benchmark for Chilean wine", according to Wine Advocate. Decanter has drawn a direct parallel between the quality of Don Melchor and the best Cabernet Sauvignon terroirs of the world, asserting that Don Melchor “stands next to the best wines in the world based on Cabernet Sauvignon, including those of Bordeaux and the Napa Valley” (Decanter).

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    Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £811.67
    1997

    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (88)

    Full ruby-red color. Complex nose melds crushed red berries, dark chocolate, pine resin and mint. Dense and chewy, with currant, bitter chocolate and tobacco flavors complicated by intriguing herbal and wood smoke components. Uncompromisingly dry yet pliant. Finishes with dusty, substantial tannins. Serious Chilean cabernet. Incidentally, I had two very musty bottles of the 1998 Viña Almaviva Puente Alto.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Central Valley 6x75cl 1 88 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £811.67
    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £778.07
    1999

    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (92)

    An iconic wine in Chile, Don Melchor has been made since 1987. The 1999 harvest was cold and dry and resulted in a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Franc. Ebullient and complex on the nose it offers notes of rose, licorice, dates, dried flowers, sweet spices, truffles and mushrooms. Makes a sugary entrance on the palate with a silky, accomplished profile before the tannins get to work lending a muscular solidity to what is already a flavorsome mouthful.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Central Valley 6x75cl 1 92 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £778.07
    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £536.87
    2009

    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (94)

    Complex aromas in this with mint, eucalyptus and currants. Full body, with round and velvety tannins yet reserved and refined. It's nutty and juicy too. Savory finish. Drink or hold. A long life ahead of it. A blend of 96% cabernet sauvignon and 4% cabernet franc. Made in the hottest harvest ever.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Central Valley 6x75cl 10 94 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £536.87
    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £628.07
    2017

    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (99)

    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.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Central Valley 6x75cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £628.07
    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £568.07
    2018

    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (100)

    This is amazing. The vibrancy and energy in this wine is stunning. The complexity of aromas are breathtaking with flowers, blackcurrants, raspberries and peaches. Full-bodied, yet ever so refined and polished with impeccable texture and beauty. The length is marvelous. This is a testimony to balance, harmony and transparency in a great red. Drink after 2023.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Central Valley 6x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £568.07
    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £592.07
    2019

    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (98)

    Very perfumed and aromatic with blackcurrant, sweet-tobacco and Spanish-cedar character. Full-bodied with ultra fine tannins that build on the palate and take the fruit and other flavors to an endless finish. More refined than the perfect 2018 and almost as compelling. Drink in 2023 or after.
    9 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Central Valley 6x75cl 9 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £592.07
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £663.00
    1997

    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (88)

    Full ruby-red color. Complex nose melds crushed red berries, dark chocolate, pine resin and mint. Dense and chewy, with currant, bitter chocolate and tobacco flavors complicated by intriguing herbal and wood smoke components. Uncompromisingly dry yet pliant. Finishes with dusty, substantial tannins. Serious Chilean cabernet. Incidentally, I had two very musty bottles of the 1998 Viña Almaviva Puente Alto.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Central Valley 6x75cl 1 88 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £663.00
    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £635.00
    1999

    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (92)

    An iconic wine in Chile, Don Melchor has been made since 1987. The 1999 harvest was cold and dry and resulted in a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Franc. Ebullient and complex on the nose it offers notes of rose, licorice, dates, dried flowers, sweet spices, truffles and mushrooms. Makes a sugary entrance on the palate with a silky, accomplished profile before the tannins get to work lending a muscular solidity to what is already a flavorsome mouthful.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Central Valley 6x75cl 1 92 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £635.00
    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £434.00
    2009

    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (94)

    Complex aromas in this with mint, eucalyptus and currants. Full body, with round and velvety tannins yet reserved and refined. It's nutty and juicy too. Savory finish. Drink or hold. A long life ahead of it. A blend of 96% cabernet sauvignon and 4% cabernet franc. Made in the hottest harvest ever.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Central Valley 6x75cl 10 94 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £434.00
    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £510.00
    2017

    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (99)

    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.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Central Valley 6x75cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £510.00
    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £460.00
    2018

    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (100)

    This is amazing. The vibrancy and energy in this wine is stunning. The complexity of aromas are breathtaking with flowers, blackcurrants, raspberries and peaches. Full-bodied, yet ever so refined and polished with impeccable texture and beauty. The length is marvelous. This is a testimony to balance, harmony and transparency in a great red. Drink after 2023.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Central Valley 6x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £460.00
    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £480.00
    2019

    Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (98)

    Very perfumed and aromatic with blackcurrant, sweet-tobacco and Spanish-cedar character. Full-bodied with ultra fine tannins that build on the palate and take the fruit and other flavors to an endless finish. More refined than the perfect 2018 and almost as compelling. Drink in 2023 or after.
    9 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Central Valley 6x75cl 9 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £480.00

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