Tuesday, June 9, 2020
2017 Conha Y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet
Near Perfection for Don Melchor
2017 Conha Y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet...$99.98
Fantastic aromas of blackcurrants and other dark fruit with crushed stone, iron and oysters, following through to a full body that shows incredible energy and depth, offering ripe yet fresh fruit, together with bright herbs and earth. Precision and balance of the intensity of the vintage. Layered. Perhaps the greatest Don Melchor ever made.
Rated 99/100 James Suckling
Marking its 30th anniversary, the 2017 Don Melchor was produced 30 years after the initial 1987. This is a wine that transcends vintages and shows great regularity, always combining elegance and power, with subtle mintiness and superb elegance. It's juicy, textured and velvety. This is a superb showing in 2017, a warm year and a fresh wine. Bravo! And the volume is not small—156,000 bottles were produced. It was bottled in December 2018.
Rated 94+/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator