Don Melchor – a real Chilean icon


The morning after celebrating the 30th anniversary of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc with a tasting of five vintages of this seminal wine back to 1987, I was treated to another partial vertical of a truly iconic southern hemisphere wine almost as venerable as Cloudy Bay. 

Don Melchor has long been the flagship Cabernet of Chile’s dominant, and admirably well run, wine producer Concha y Toro. Ten years after the first vintage of Don Melchor in 1987 Concha y Toro began a joint venture with the team at Ch Mouton Rothschild to produce Almaviva virtually next door but, as winemaker Enrique...