Meaty nose. Dark fruits. Some bacon. — a month ago
Don Melchor comes from a unique 313-acre vineyard planted on the rock soils of one of the Maipo River’s oldest terraces at the foot of the Andes Mountains, one of the world’s most celebrated terroirs for cabernet sauvignon.
The 2014 Don Melchor Puente Alto Vineyard gives both old world and new world expressions. This wine is full-bodied, rich, and elegant. Dark red fruit. Beautifully balanced. The vintage is 92% cabernet sauvignon and 8% cabernet franc. I recommend a healthy decant before enjoying.
If in Dallas right now, I recommend sitting with this one next to a fireplace. — 2 months ago
Light, fresh, fruity, not tannic, hint of sweet. Definitely one to buy again. — 8 days ago
Haven’t posted in years, but was doing some cellar work with Freund and this was supposed to an open to get rid of it bottle. Nope. It’s just that hammer. It’s going to keep on getting better and better as the night goes on, and I don’t think that is the dessert talking. Surprise, you didn’t know I was awesome until I hit the glass. — 18 days ago
Deep ruby color. For a young(ish) spanish wine, tertiary scents dominate the nose with tar, earth, tobacco, and just a bit of red cherry and baking spice coming through after being open a couple of hours. Flavors are similar, with earth, tar, red and black fruits. Firm drying tannins dominate the finish, with black fruit and tar flavors. This is a dark, brooding wine. For those who prefer fruity or easy drinking wines, this will not be your cup of tea, but I enjoyed it quite a bit
3/22/7/3/5 + 50 = 90 pts. — 2 months ago
Delicious dry red — 2 months ago
National Sales Grapes of Spain
In a pretty perfect drinking window. I had this with a homemade paella and shared it with a new work friend. Polished, seamless, balanced, elegant. What a wine and vintage combo this was. Wish I had more bottles. — 25 days ago