The single-vineyard Don Melchor Cabernet (a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc) is consistently one of the top Chilean wines every year… and this vintage is a very good one.
The nose is incredibly complex and gorgeous. I stuffed my nose into the glass and was hit by so many aromas at once – leather, tobacco, black currants, dark berries and cherry syrup.
A sexy sip revealed distinctive coffee, brilliant black currant and dark berry fruit, a brown sugar syrupy edge as well as some mint.
When I have a wine like this, I remember what it is that makes me such a wine geek in the first place. This tastes of the place where it was grown. It’s so distinctive and incredibly delicious. It’s not a wine that hits you over the head with either tannin or fruit. It’s incredibly well-balanced and complex.
A treat? Absolutely!
No longer available here in BC. Usually retails for ~$60.