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Montes Carménère Colchagua Valley Alpha 2007

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Vina Montes Alpha Carmenere

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Winery: Montes  
Color: Red
Varietal: Carmenère
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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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Snooth User: Dennis Lim
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3.00 5
06/12/2011

Was really curious over the great reviews for the Purple Angels, but after buying one myself, found it to be just good, not legendary... had all the must-haves for a Carmenere though... pretty decent


Snooth User: solidgecko
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3.00 5
08/09/2011

<Aroma> Dark Fruit, Oak <Mouth> Full, Sour, Dry


External Reviews for Montes Carménère Colchagua Valley Alpha

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

The 2007 Alpha Carmenere is a superb rendition of this fascinating grape variety. A saturated purple in color, it has a superb aromatic array of spice, lavender, incense, smoke, and blueberry. Layered, plush, and concentrated, it has excellent depth and grip, enough well-hidden structure to evolve for several years, and a long, fruit filled finish. Drink it from 2012 to 2020. Fans of this Chilean specialty should be thrilled because this wine is well made and complete. Mint, plum, blackberry, cola and fine leather grace the nose, while the palate sings with forward but balanced black fruit and tobacco flavors. Elevated Carmenère; great for the faithful as well as newcomers. - M.S. Solid, with juicy black cherry, currant, bramble and roasted vanilla notes. Theres nice grip on the finish. Drink now through 2010. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 4,000 cases made. -JM


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
07/13/2010

Wine Name: Montes Alpha Carmenere 2007, Category: Wine, Brand: Montes, Winery: Montes Wines, Price: $19.51, Bottle Size: 750 mls., Bottles per Case: 12, Made In: Chile, State: Colchagua Province, Region: VI O'Higgins Region, Appellation: Colchagua Valley, Vintage: 2007, Varietal: 90% Carmenère and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, Wine Type: Red Wine


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

RP: 91 Points WE: 91 Points WS: 89 Points



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