2018 Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto (750ml)

Cabernet Sauvignon from Maipo Valley, Central Valley, Chile

2018 Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto
B-21 Top Recommendation
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In the Maipo Valley at the base of the Andes, Don Melchor established the region's most famous vineyard, Puente Alto. His successors built one of the most impressive Cabernet sites in that country. But their most important decision – the move that made the Don Melchor Cabernet what it is today – was inviting the advice of "the forefather of modern oenology," Emile Peynaud. Peynaud assisted with isolating subplots within the Puente Alto vineyard – now six unique parcels within the 17-acre vineyard – and consulted with the team along with famed enologist Jacques Boissenot to fashion a true Grand Cru Bordeaux influenced wine in Chile. Under the Don Melchor label, the Peynaud project married terroir and a lifetime of winemaking expertise, bringing to life one of the most stunning wines in the New World along with Almaviva, Sena and Chadwick!


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.

100 points, James Suckling (Jan 2021)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
60+ bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.

This item is available in original wood case. Would you like to include the wood case in your order? There is an additional $12.00 shipping fee for wood cases.
Available in Original Wood Case of 6
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