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Montes Classic Series Malbec 2007

Member Review by joebernardinoATyahoo:

I really like this, it is my first Chilean Malbec, and for the price tag of $9 this is very classy and complex. Beautiful color of dark purple, earthy and leathery aroma with hints of blackberry, oak, tar, and gasoline. Notes of spice, leather, tar, blackberries and a very smooth finish. It must have really aged well since 07. Highly recommended, and I am thinking of going out and buying a few more bottles, which I rarely do because I always like to try new things. But considering the price tag on this one it's a great value.

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One of Chile’s most renowned winemakers – Auriello Montes Sr. – blazed the path of bringing his country’s premium selections to the world when he joined forces with wine industry vet Douglas Murray and partners Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand in 1988. Together, they formed Viña Montes, which became the standard for premium Chilean wines with the introduction of... Read more
One of Chile’s most renowned winemakers – Auriello Montes Sr. – blazed the path of bringing his country’s premium selections to the world when he joined forces with wine industry vet Douglas Murray and partners Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand in 1988. Together, they formed Viña Montes, which became the standard for premium Chilean wines with the introduction of Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon. In the quarter century since then, the company has been instrumental in raising awareness, affinity, and acclaim for Chilean wines in over 100 countries worldwide. Hailing from Apalta in Chile’s Cochalgua Valley, Viña Montes produces 950,000 cases annually through its vineyards La Finca de Apalta (in Apalta); El Arcangel Estate (in Marchigue); and Los Nogales Estate (in Curico). Among the company labels are Montes Alpha “M,” Montes Folly, Purple Angel, Montes Alpha, Montes Classic Series, Montes Cherub, and Montes Twins. In 2004, a new cellar was created at Apalta through an investment of more than US$7 million. Chilean architect Samuel Claro, from the Claro and Swinburn Agency, created the space, which was decorated by Paula Gutierrez, a nationally renowned designer. Here, technology and equipment reside in a peaceful environment incorporating Feng Shui elements – water, air, metal and wood- to encourage harmony and a positive atmosphere, enhancing the total experience and resulting wines. Read less

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01/29/2011

I really like this, it is my first Chilean Malbec, and for the price tag of $9 this is very classy and complex. Beautiful color of dark purple, earthy and leathery aroma with hints of blackberry, oak, tar, and gasoline. Notes of spice, leather, tar, blackberries and a very smooth finish. It must have really aged well since 07. Highly recommended, and I am thinking of going out and buying a few more bottles, which I rarely do because I always like to try new things. But considering the price tag on this one it's a great value.


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03/29/2010

Ruby red colour, leaning to very dark, intense red. Powerful but elegant flavorus, with plum and blackberry hints. A wonderful butterscotch and slight spicyness is totally integrated by the subtle notes of vanilla that comes from the oak aging. A full-bodied wine, with ripe tannins and voluptuous mid-palate and a long, very enjoyable finish.



Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5%

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