Nose: Ripe freshy fruit and berries lead of this highly aromatic wine.
Later, the tobacco, coffee and chocolate comes through yet is well married with the vanilla.
Palate: Agreeable, mature tannins elegantly convey the best expressions of the Puente Alto vines.
The pleasant, long finish displays great harmony and balance in this vintage.
Wine Spectator 93 points - The 2007 Don Melchor is a blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc aged in French oak (78% new) and one-year old oak. It has a rounded, smooth tobacco and cedar scented bouquet with plush red fruit. The palate is full-bodied with chalky tannins, smoky black tarry fruit and a reserved, slightly austere finish with dark chocolate lingering on the aftertaste. It has Old World sensibility and is well crafted. Drink now-2016. ”
Still a touch tight, but dense, focused and layered, with well-integrated structure underneath loam, blackberry, espresso, tobacco and sage notes. The long finish has nice drive, with the loam edge stretching out. This has the poise and balance for cellaring. Drink now through 2017. 8,900 cases made. - 93 Points, Wine Searcher
Deep, a bit reduced on the nose, and full as can be, with blackberry, cassis and prune aromas. The palate is super rich and concentrated, and frankly a bit heady. Flavors of burnt brown sugar, toast, tobacco, pepper and baked berry fruits are delicious, and the finish is dense and long. Drinkable now but best in another two to four years. This marks the 20th anniversary of Concha y Toro's Don Melchor Cabernet. - 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Glass-staining ruby. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of raspberry, cherry compote and potpourri, made more complex by notes of musky herbs and tobacco. The yield in '07 was reportedly pitifully low but this wine comes off as lithe and energetic, with excellent clarity and sweet red fruit character. Finishes with noteworthy length, clarity and a juicy red fruit character, and with very soft tannins. This will drink well young or with age. I also had the chance to re-visit the 2006 Don Melchor, and it has put on weight and richness since last year, but with no loss of vivacity. I'd keep my hands off my bottles for at least another five years. - 92 Points, Steven Tanzer
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A global company that brings together tradition and innovation, and supports its commitment with the consumer by providing them with the best quality and wine experience.
Our agricultural-oenological work philosophy is oriented to quality in the whole production process and to extracting the unique and distinctive characteristics of each specific origin.
The diversification of soils and climates has enabled us to have the widest range of varieties in the Chilean industry. This, plus a deep dedication by the winery and constant research, provides internationally praised wines.