2019 Don Melchor, Puente Alto Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley, Chile

2019 Don Melchor, Puente Alto Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley, Chile

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2019 Don Melchor, Puente Alto Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley, Chile

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The 2019 Don Melchor has an intense nose of dense blackcurrant, accompanied by gentle nuances of toast, gravel and green herb. This wine has a wonderful elegance, with dense blackcurrant and blackberry-vanilla fruit, and a wonderful freshness which stops it from being remotely rich. The texture is charming, with a light level of barely perceptible, ultra-soft tannins which melt away upon tasting. This is a wine which combines the sweetness and ripeness of Chile with the finesse and class of Bordeaux. It is delicious. Drink 2022–2035.

Catriona Felstead MW, Senior Wine Buyer, Berry Bros. & Rudd (Nov 2021)

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Critics reviews

Wine Advocate93/100
James Suckling98/100
Wine Advocate93/100
There is a little more ripeness in the 2019 Don Melchor, which in warmer years shows notes of ripe plums and is subtly balsamic. The palate is round and powerful, with good balance and nice integration of the oak. As usual, there is a combination of elegance and power, with subtle mintiness and harmony. 156,000 bottles were produced. It was bottled in December 2020.

Drink 2021 - 2029

Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Aug 2021) Read more
James Suckling98/100
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.

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About this WINE

Concha y Toro

Concha y Toro

Concha y Toro was established in 1883 by Don Melchor de Concha y Toro and his wife, Dona Emiliana Subercaseaux. It is located in the Maipo Valley and is now one of the leading premium producers in the country. It produces a wide range of wines, including the rich Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve and the luxury cuvée Almaviva, which it produces in collaboration with Mouton-Rothschild.

Winemaker Enrique Santelices and consultant Ignacio Recabarren are leading the field in terms of innovation and experimentation in both the winery and the vineyard.

In 1994, Concha y Toro became the first Chilean winery to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Maipo

Maipo

Maipo Valley, the northernmost within Central Valley, is one of Chile's most prominent wine regions. It is located east of San Antonio and Casablanca Valley and north of Rapel Valley, and is nestled between two mountain ranges, the Andes and the Coastal Mountains, with Chile's capital city, Santiago, sitting in the middle.

Maipo is renown for its exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, ripe, subtle, spicy and complex with its signature, powerful eucalyptus and blackcurrant flavours. It amounts for over 60% of the regions 10,000ha. Merlot, Chardonnay and Carmenere are also important.

Maipo plays host to several major, quality Chilean wine companies, including Almaviva, Concha y Toro, William Fevre, Santa Rita, De Martino
 

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Cab.Sauvignon

Cab.Sauvignon

The most famous red wine grape in the world and one of the most widely planted.

It is adaptable to a wide range of soils, although it performs particularly well on well-drained, low-fertile soils. It has small, dusty, black-blue berries with thick skins that produce deeply coloured, full-bodied wines with notable tannins. Its spiritual home is the Médoc and Graves regions of Bordeaux where it thrives on the well-drained gravel-rich soils producing tannic wines with piercing blackcurrant fruits that develop complex cedarwood and cigar box nuances when fully mature.

The grape is widely planted in California where Cabernet Sauvignon based wines are distinguished by their rich mixture of cassis, mint, eucalyptus and vanilla oak. It is planted across Australia and with particular success in Coonawarra where it is suited to the famed Terra Rossa soil. In Italy barrique aged Cabernet Sauvignon is a key component in Super Tuscans such as Tignanello and Sassicaia, either on its own or as part of a blend with Sangiovese.

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