6 Fl. Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon In Holzkiste Discover Wines-Chile-Colchagua Valley 2006

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94 points Wine Spectator: Very suave, with a velvety texture and fine-grained tannins that carry deceptively concentrated notes of black currant, warm fig sauce, espresso, maduro tobacco and black tea. Long and well-defined through the finish, with an ample reserve of fruit and minerality. Drink now through 2015. (5/31/09)

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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

Member Reviews for 6 Fl. Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon In Holzkiste Discover Wines-Chile-Colchagua Valley

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Snooth User: judgelog
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4.50 5
07/15/2009

Lush and juicy, with a great nose of cherries and berry fruit. Beautiful balance, with fairly soft tannins for a Cab of this quality, and I would probably drink this on its own or with some nice cheese. Very smooth, but has complex flavors and a long finish. Just delicious. Definitely give this one at least an hour in the decanter.


Snooth User: wlstiles3
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4.00 5
12/30/2009

This is a nice Cabernet. Dark fruit, plum, rasberry, relaxed tannins, light cedar, nice smooth finish. Very approachable.


Snooth User: show
130028208
3.00 5
03/19/2009

Flavor of ripped dark berry, flower, a hint of cassis. Constrained tannin and smooth after. Very fluty and not heavy. Can enjoy right after you opened the bottle.


Snooth User: AngloScot
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3.50 5
04/19/2010

90 pts - Linen, olives on nose. Bold, full-bodied palate with licorice, pepper, herbs. Paired nicely with pork tenderloin w/ plums. Earthy and smooth, decant 30 minutes.

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Snooth User: baysidedolphin
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3.50 5
03/27/2012

Skip's recommendation. Only at the wine store by RTC.


Snooth User: poosa
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0.50 5
04/11/2011

One half glass


External Reviews for 6 Fl. Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon In Holzkiste Discover Wines-Chile-Colchagua Valley

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/21/2010

Farbe: dunkles, sattes Rot. Wunderschöne Fruchtaromen (schwarze Johannisbeeren, Brombeeren), zarte Schokoladennote und jugendliche Tannine, feinsüsser Abgang.


External Review
02/24/2010

Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Magnum (1,5L): Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate), lagerfähig 7 - 10 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 1,5 L MagnumRegion: Curicó-Lontué-ValleyWeingut: MontesRebsorte: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot Restzucker: 2,75 g/LiterRestsäure: 5,25 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesDeep ruby red color, the expression of cabernet sauvignon is evident providing structure and elegance. Lots of berries fruits and hints of tobacco and vanilla. Promising abundant soft rounded tannins. The structure and balance of this full bodied wine makes it very pleasant and enjoyable. A very sophisticated wine with a delightfully long finish.


External Review
02/24/2010

Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2006: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate), lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Colchagua ValleyWeingut: MontesRebsorte: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, 15% MerlotRestzucker: 2,75 g/LiterRestsäure: 5,25 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein


External Review
11/20/2008

The fruit is darker with a quality nose of cedar, leather, espresso, and black currants. The wine's texture is supple and there is enough tannin to support 2-3 years of cellaring. This well-made Cabernet can be enjoyed through 2020.


External Review
02/24/2010

Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon in Holzkiste 2006: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 6 x 0,75 LRegion: Curicó-Lontué-ValleyWeingut: MontesRebsorte: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% MerlotRestzucker: 2,75 g/LiterRestsäure: 5,25 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/21/2010

Samtig weiche Tannine in Verbindung mit einer feinen Vanillenote lassen die fruchtigen Komponenten wunderschön zur Geltung kommen. Einer der besten Weine Chiles! Verpackt in einer luxuriösen 6er Holzkiste.



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94 points Wine Spectator: Very suave, with a velvety texture and fine-grained tannins that carry deceptively concentrated notes of black currant, warm fig sauce, espresso, maduro tobacco and black tea. Long and well-defined through the finish, with an ample reserve of fruit and minerality. Drink now through 2015. (5/31/09)

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