The US-based Wine Spectator magazine, one of the globe’s leading wine publications, released its annual tasting of Chilean wines in its May issue. The article by wine critic Kim Marcus titled, “Chile’s Big Red Machine,” awarded 95 points to the 2012 Don Melchor, positioning it first among 250 Chilean wines.
In the critic’s words, “this wine is a testament to the vision and dedication of winemaker Enrique Tirado and ranks with the world´s great Cabernets. Don Melchor stands at the pinnacle of Chilean winemaking.”
The 2012 vintage of Don Melchor was also selected as a Top Wine and was included on the list of Collectible Wines, which includes only wines with extraordinary potential that will increase in value over time.
The report also granted the Top Wine designation to the 2013 Carmín de Peumo, the 2013 Terrunyo Carmenere, and the 2011 Gravas del Maipo, giving the first 93 points and the other two, 92. For its part, the 2014 Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Carmenere scored 90 points and was named both Top Value and Smart Buy.