June, 2020

2018 Vintage Pre-Launch

The successful 2018 vintage -which received a perfect 100-point score from U.S. critic James Suckling-, has already been released to all markets.

“Our perseverance in the pursuit of the best expression and quality has allowed us to obtain in 2018 what we would call the perfect harvest. The wines are very expressive, with the perfect maturity and clear expression of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes. They are concentrated, but have soft, elegant tannins, as well as different layers of aromas and flavors that when mixed in the final blend of Don Melchor 2018, produces that unique sensation you can only find in great wines and great harvests,” says winemaker Enrique Tirado.

Don Melchor 2018 is a wine that highlights the expression of the fruit and the quality of textures achieved by the Don Melchor vineyard. This vintage displays a remarkable presence of red fruits and a clear expression of the Puente Alto Cabernet Sauvignon, with fine, delicate tannins that give the wine great elegance and density, different layers of aromas and flavors, very smooth, elegant tannins, and a long, persistent finish. The wine manages to produce that unique sensation you only get from great wines and great harvests.

Don Melchor 2018 has the uniqueness of a great wine and great harvest. This vintage is composed of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot, and was aged for 15 months in French oak barrels, 67% of which were new and 33% were second-use.

The successful vintage, which was awarded an extraordinary 100 points by respected U.S. critic James Suckling, has just been released to the market, along with a complete launch kit that is currently available.

With this historic score of 100 points from James Suckling, the 2018 vintage of Don Melchor consolidates its position as one of the great high-end Cabernet Sauvignons in the world.