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Monte da Cal Alentejo 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A very direct note of sweet, toasty oak almost wrapped in sweet black fruit; but this is just a spice rack on the nose with nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and dried ginger galore. There is a nice bed of black raspberry fruit lurking under the surface. With air, the spice does dissipate revealing more fruit with an attractive leathery edge. In the mouth, this is a bit stiff with vibrant acids and some imposing wood tannins framing the minerally, tense, almost hard fruit. This is oakier than I generally enjoy but the fruit shows remarkable energy, all things considered. There’s a lot of spicy toasty oak on the back end as well, but the fruit remains there just under the surface. Medium-bodied with a traditional feel and modern flavors, a good wine to try if you like Bordeaux. At this price, a ridiculous value. 89pts

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Herdade Monte da Cal:
A Herdade Monte da Cal, propriedade localizada no Concelho de Fronteira, encontra-se no norte do Alentejo, com uma área de 100ha. Aqui são criados os vinhos “Monte da Cal”. Os solos são fortemente dominados pela argila com xisto à mistura e o clima muito quente no Verão, obriga a que a mão mágica do homem restabeleça o equilíbrio e abra caminho à harmonia e ao equilíbrio da natureza. Estes vin... Read more
A Herdade Monte da Cal, propriedade localizada no Concelho de Fronteira, encontra-se no norte do Alentejo, com uma área de 100ha. Aqui são criados os vinhos “Monte da Cal”. Os solos são fortemente dominados pela argila com xisto à mistura e o clima muito quente no Verão, obriga a que a mão mágica do homem restabeleça o equilíbrio e abra caminho à harmonia e ao equilíbrio da natureza. Estes vinhos são um exemplo extraordinário dessa relação do Homem com a Terra e daquilo que ela nos pode dar. Caracterizam-se por uma intensa concentração de cor, aroma vigoroso frutado com grande exuberância. Este é o resultado do casamento das castas Trincadeira, Syrah e Alicante Bouschet, e Alfrocheiro. Aqui poderá encontrar uma estrutura de Enoturismo devidamente equipada, com loja de vinhos, restaurante para grupos e salas para provas e cursos de vinhos...tudo em redor do conceito de Enogastronomia. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Monte da Cal Alentejo

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,764
4.00 5
01/04/2012

A very direct note of sweet, toasty oak almost wrapped in sweet black fruit; but this is just a spice rack on the nose with nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and dried ginger galore. There is a nice bed of black raspberry fruit lurking under the surface. With air, the spice does dissipate revealing more fruit with an attractive leathery edge. In the mouth, this is a bit stiff with vibrant acids and some imposing wood tannins framing the minerally, tense, almost hard fruit. This is oakier than I generally enjoy but the fruit shows remarkable energy, all things considered. There’s a lot of spicy toasty oak on the back end as well, but the fruit remains there just under the surface. Medium-bodied with a traditional feel and modern flavors, a good wine to try if you like Bordeaux. At this price, a ridiculous value. 89pts


Member Reviews for Monte da Cal Alentejo

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Snooth User: rjpease
3949851,035
3.00 5
05/16/2011

Very tame on the nose, not much going on. The finish is dusty and a bit smoky, too tannic for me. Not particularly impressed.


Snooth User: Hana Choi
803609935
3.00 5
05/13/2011

Smoky bbq and cinnamon on the nose. Spicy berries on the palate with some oak. Very complex.


Snooth User: Jesse Chemtob
546378163
3.00 5
05/13/2011

Very smoky. Lots of spices coming through. Finishes a bit dry.


Snooth User: rgreenbrown
4246438
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/05/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for Monte da Cal Alentejo

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Source: Bowery And Vine
03/29/2011

Very spicy nose, with dense, powerful flavors of dark plum, mineral and graphite leading to bittersweet chocolate on the finish.




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