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Montes Malbec Colchagua Valley 1995

Member Review by GWFulham:

This wine is several notches above the usual generic New World Chardonnay. It is complex and elegant with an incredible finish. Wonderful balance with beautiful fruit. I honestly believe you would have to pay vastly more to get the equivalent quality in Burgundy. I recently shared this with a died-in-the-wool 'Burgundy man' and it knocked his socks off!

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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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Member Reviews for Montes Malbec Colchagua Valley

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Snooth User: GWFulham
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5.00 5
10/26/2010

This wine is several notches above the usual generic New World Chardonnay. It is complex and elegant with an incredible finish. Wonderful balance with beautiful fruit. I honestly believe you would have to pay vastly more to get the equivalent quality in Burgundy. I recently shared this with a died-in-the-wool 'Burgundy man' and it knocked his socks off!


Snooth User: crocodile19
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3.00 5
10/09/2010

Three glasses



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