Don Melchor is a bright ruby red. Expressive and complex chocolate, black cherry and ripe plum mingle with coffee and cassis aromas. Full bodied with red fruit flavors and ripe tannins that lead to a long and juicy finish.
2003 : Wine Spectator 100대 와인 중 4위, WS 96점 / 2004 : RP 94점, WS 93점
Partially opened. Will drink this weekend. Very strong cedar.
Drank at Concha y Toro, wine tasting, Jul07.
2008 Houston Fogo de Chou.
needs to sit!
Wine Spectator(2012 Vintage) Suave and refined, with rich, dense flavors of dried berry, dark plum, rose petal and bramble. Offers fine-grained tannins and accents of green olive. Finishes with hints of hot stone, dried beef and white pepper. Complex.
Wine Advocate(1996 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.
Wine Spectator(1996 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
Wine Spectator(2007 Vintage) "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."
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(1998 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on May-06