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

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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 09/27/2011

Tasty mixed berry fruit gets a shading of roasted vanilla and briar on the open-knit finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 04/13/2011

WA 90 Pts - According to Wine Advocate: The 2008 Alpha Merlot is dark ruby red with an intriguing nose of cocoa/chocolate malt, a hint of herbs, cassis, and black cherry. Sweetly-fruited on the palate with a sense of elegance, this is a savory effort with good volume and a silky finish. It will offer enjoyment over the next 6-8 years. Rated 90+


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Soft and ripe, with easy plum and red berry fruit. Hints of toast and herbs on the finish. Drink now.


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 09/27/2011

A bit rugged to start with, with solid berry and crusty dark aromatics. The palate has good size and cushion, with a creamy feel housing soft baked plum, herb, cough drop and vanilla flavors. A little woody on the finish, which fades with a modicum of grace. Neither edgy nor aggressive.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Fresh and very flavorful, like blackberry jam without the sweetness. Deep purple in color, peppery in aroma, smooth and lush in texture. Not tannic, so itrsquo;s ready to drink. Good value and enjoyment mdash; what the Chileans do best.


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