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Food Pairings for Montes Merlot Colchagua Valley Alpha
deep color, subtle fuits, low tannins, smooth in finish, nothing offends
Spicy wine with notes of some red fruit. Ok, not great.
Very rich, stewed in sweet plumbs, oaky full body. Very yummy and drinkable.
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.
Good for everyday, but really over oaked
maple and berries in nose. Cocoa, vanilla, blueberry, but earthy and not oversweet. Finish medium length, dry with cocoa and berries.
1) Excellent Crimson Red Bright ruby Colour. Good Legs 2) Bouquet of Plum, Spice and Red berries and chocolate 3) Palate: Soft with Plum, spice and hint of strawberry, Cherry and mint. Good hint of Oak and Tobacco. 4) V well balanced with Excellent smooth finish with good length. Nice Silky and velvety aftertaste. 5) Great with Lamb chops and other red meat. Great with Cheese. 6) Nice complexity. Note: 90% Merlot 10% Carmenere.
External Reviews for Montes Merlot Colchagua Valley Alpha
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.
Tasty mixed berry fruit gets a shading of roasted vanilla and briar on the open-knit finish.
Jammy style, with raspberry and plum flavors and a dose of toast. Chunky, with moderate grip in the end, so drink up with barbecue. Drink now.
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.
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+
Fresh, with open-knit berry fruit and good spice and toast notes. Finishes with a briery touch. Drink now.
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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