Montes Merlot Alpha 2012

External Review by Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH:

Rubinrot. Starke Aromen von roten Beeren, schwarzen Kirschen und schwarzem Pfeffer. Im Gaumen ein wohlschmeckender körperreicher Wein mit Geschmacksnoten von Vanille und Toast, mit einem langanhaltenden Abgang.

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Montes:
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 Montes Merlot Alpha

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Snooth User: romualdoalves
132515035
4.00 5
07/29/2013

Four glasses


Snooth User: Leo88
59579417
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/30/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: wlstiles3
159372351
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/05/2009

deep color, subtle fuits, low tannins, smooth in finish, nothing offends


Snooth User: ehrenfrd
83800139
2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 04/14/2009

Spicy wine with notes of some red fruit. Ok, not great.


Snooth User: brianm1962
10053855
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/18/2010

Very rich, stewed in sweet plumbs, oaky full body. Very yummy and drinkable.


Snooth User: scotchlife
12600752
2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 02/16/2009

This is probably a great wine for people who love complex acidic wines that offer many different tastes. This wine smells and tastes like a Cab Sav to me, and is a great wine for heavy steaks, etc... I however am not a fan, like my Syrah's to be more balanced and possess more silky tannins.


Snooth User: joshqmorton
3698012
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/30/2007

Good for everyday, but really over oaked


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External Reviews for Montes Merlot Alpha

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2009 02/28/2013

Rubinrot. Starke Aromen von roten Beeren, schwarzen Kirschen und schwarzem Pfeffer. Im Gaumen ein wohlschmeckender körperreicher Wein mit Geschmacksnoten von Vanille und Toast, mit einem langanhaltenden Abgang.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Montes has produced a young Merlot with some oak aging. It is elegant, refined with a marked fruitiness almost irresistible to Merlot lovers and to those who sample it for the first time. One can detect notes of strong, spicy black pepper, full of harmony and soft to the palate. A blending of 15% Cabernet Sauvignon with this Merlot marries with the oak, and gives structure and finesse that will also permit long term aging.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Ripe with an abundance of jammy plum and blueberry flavors with hints of cinnamon and cloves in the finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Fresh, with open-knit berry fruit and good spice and toast notes. Finishes with a briery touch. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Perked up by bright berry and cherry flavors, with a pleasant hint of chocolate on the finish. Itrsquo;s fresh, lively and harmonious.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

A bit earthy in color; itrsquo;s not your average bright ruby. The nose is more refined and condensed than one might expect, with subdued scents of raspberry, plum and cola. Suave in terms of texture, and long on the finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Therersquo;s a Spanish accent to this spicy, cinnamon-scented red, with its smooth texture, predominant oak and sweet cherry flavors. Not an ager, it offers easy-drinking now.


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