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Montes Pinot Noir Ltd Selection 2007

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This is not an in stock item but a brokered wine that will be delivered in 6-8 weeks. Call us with any questions though and we will answer them for you. 914-834-2134. This product is only sold by the case. 12x750ml

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 Pinot Noir Ltd Selection

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Snooth User: ericaswallow
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4.00 5
06/25/2011

What the ?!?! Smells like butter at first smell! Crazy! Never smelled that before in a wine. I can't believe it's not butter. This is TOTALLY an artist wine. Crazy vintners! 91/100

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  • Snooth User: ceesem
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    3.50 5
    01/25/2012

    For as simple as this wine is, it's actually fairly interesting. Very dark cherry, leather, herbaceous flavors meet and then turn towards this puckering tartness on the finish where you expect dry tannins. I wish the nose were better; it's way too hot to enjoy, despite being only 12%. It has the sort of imbalance that is charming and almost rustic, but it's definitely not a world class wine.


    Snooth User: jbstyle
    14095747
    3.00 5
    03/17/2010

    Three glasses


    External Reviews for Montes Pinot Noir Ltd Selection

    External Review
    Source: WineExpress.com
    08/13/2010

    2007 was an outstanding vintage for White Burgundy and this Grand Cru from Bouchard shows the power and potential of these rare and coveted wines. Burghound scored it 96 points as did the Wine Advocate who said "Bouchard’s 2007 Corton-Charlemagne – the last wine they picked – offers another of those occasions for reflecting on a bit of Burgundian craziness: a grand cru wine presented last in a stellar line-up, yet that costs one-half to one-third that of the other grand cru bottlings that preceded it. A striking and intensely pungent aroma of holly berry, fresh ginger, and lime zest leads to a vivacious, silken-textured, chalky, saline, crustacean palate. For all of this wine’s sheer intensity and palpable sense of underlying extract, it shares lift, buoyancy, and overall elegance with its Chevalier-Montrachet counterparts and preserves the energy and primary, juicy refreshment that goes with its vintage. The diversity and persistence of mineral elements here are memorable. It’s the hundredth anniversary of this Bouchard parcel (characterized by all-day luminosity), and a happy birthday indeed! Those lucky enough to acquire some of this should anticipate more than a decade of pleasure, but I would estimate that re-visiting the wine in 2-3 years would be rewarding both sensually and in terms of estimating its further evolution." Extremely Limited!!


    External Review
    01/10/2011

    Gaumen: weich, warm und gut ausgewogen


    External Review
    Source: WineExpress.com
    12/12/2014

    In his Burgundy book, Robert Parker wrote of the Domaine Jean Grivot, "The wines produced by...Jean Grivot and his son Etienne range from very good to exhilarating. Since 1980, his wines have consistently been among the best made in Burgundy." And this small, 25-acre estate, spread across 15 appellations continues to impress. This is a Grand Cru. Wine Spectator scored it 93 points. "An expression of darker fruit—blackberry, black cherry and black currant—exudes from this seductive red, which has plenty of tannins, both from the grape and oak, so be patient. There's fine length, with sweetness and mineral. Best from 2014 through 2025."


    External Review
    Source: Vintners Cru
    11/20/2013

    As it usually does, this offers another level of aromatic complexity with a highly spiced nose trimmed in a subtle touch of wood that does not interfere with the overall transparency of either the nose or the palate as this is pure, classy and refined. Moreover, the tannins are also more refined, which is unusual, and this completely stains the palate on the hugely long finish. A balanced, stylish and beguiling Bèze that is built to age, and improve, for up to two decades. Burghound.com, Issue Apr 1, 2009, Allen Meadows


    External Review
    Source: Vintners Cru
    03/15/2012

    A serious, tight and brooding nose though aggressive swirling coaxes intensely floral, pure and elegant notes of very ripe black cherry and currant that merge into broad-shouldered and well-muscled flavors that offer excellent volume and concentration, all wrapped in an explosive and moderately austere finish. This is flat out terrific and blessed with huge amounts of dry extract. This should age extremely well but note that it is a wine for the very patient. Burghound.com, Issue Apr 1, 2009, Allen Meadows



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