Concha y Toro

Want 24/03/2014


Don Melchor: Amassing the highest scores ever given a Chilean wine in the history of Wine Spectator


On four occasions the Concha y Toro icon wine has received 95 or 96 points in this magazine (twice each). It is also the only Chilean wine that has appeared on the Top 100 Wines of the Year six times—and twice in 4th place in this prestigious ranking, confirming its consistent quality and rich history of its 24 vintages in the history of Chilean wine.

The origin of Don Melchor—made by winemaker Enrique Tirado—is the celebrated Puente Alto Vineyard in the Alto Maipo Valley at the foot of the Andes Mountains, 650 meters above sea level.

The vineyard’s particular typicity, along with the vision of the well-known French winemaker Jacques Boissenot, who has participated in Don Melchor since its first vintage in 1987, have resulted not only in the best red wine that Chile can produce, but also a wine that expresses its own identity—the terroir of Puente Alto, and placing it at the height of the great European wines.

These accolades confirm Don Melchor as one of the maximum examples of Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon and Puente Alto as one of the best origins for producing the variety.