Vina Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
|Region||Chile, Maipo Valley, Puente Alto|
|Brand||Vina Don Melchor|
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Don Melchor is a combination of a proven style - the blend also includes 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot - and a particularly good harvest in the Puente Alto region in Maipo. Made by Enrique Tirado and aged for 15 months in French barrels, it is garnet red in the glass, with a very complex expression that unfolds in layers, beginning with black currant and sour cherry notes, followed by mint, cedar and pepper and a faint whiff of red pepper. Juicy in the mouth with fine-grained tannins and a concentration that centers the wine, channeling and stretching out the fruity backdrop, this is an unusually harmonious and delicious Bordeaux blend.
Powerful and well-structured, with vibrant acidity backing a lively blend of dark fruit and fresh-crushed cooking spice flavors. Cedary and savory notes in the midpalate, with a long finish filled with underbrush accents. Drink now through 2027. 14,000 cases made, 3,000 cases imported.