Chile's first classic - a retrospective
8 Dec 2009 by Richard Hemming
See also Richard on why Chile isn't boring . They say that Don Melchor is foremost amongst Chilean wines. They also say that the Chileans are an unassuming and reticent people, and a recent vertical of Don Melchor led by the winemaker Enrique Tirado went a good way to proving both. The occasion celebrated the imminent launch of the 21st vintage of Don Melchor, the 2007. It was Tirado's first visit to the UK in 10 years, and I got the impression he might have been happier letting the wines speak for themselves, but he did share some interesting insights into the wines. Don Melchor is a hand-made Cabernet Sauvignon, usually...

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