The prestigious Forbes magazine has awarded to Don Melchor 2011 as one of the Ten best wines of 2015, at an article published in December 2nd by the gastronomic reporter and Forbes contributor, Katie Bell.
Don Melchor 2011 is the only Chilean wine present in the list, together with other wines from Italy, United States, Spain and Australia.
Regarding to Don Melchor 2011, Bell said: “Wines from Chile don’t cross my path often enough, but this one did, and with the recent release of the movie about the Chilean miners, The 33, it seems quite fitting to recognize an emblematic wine of Chile. The wine is named for the founder of Concha y Toro winery, Don Melchor, and is styled like a French Bordeaux, intense and fragrant with black cherry and mocha on the palate. The sculpted and precise tannins and can easily tolerate a decade or more of aging”.
The Top 10 list
Australia: 2010 Yangarra Estate High Sands Grenache
Argentina: 2010 Marques de Riscal Rioja Baron de Chirel Reserva
Italy: 2003 Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino
Italy: Red Wine Value of the YEAR: 2012 Aia Vecchia “Lagone” Toscana IGT
United States: White Wine Value of the YEAR, 2014 Cowhorn Vineyard Spiral 36 Southern Oregon
France: 2011 Suavia Le Rive Bianco Veronese IGT
United States: 2012 Buty Rediviva of the Stones, Rockgarden Estate
Chile: 2011 Don Melchor Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon
United States: 2010 Fasi Crest Syrah, Private Reserve
Portugal: 1994 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port