Montes Red Blend Colchagua Valley Cabernet Carménère Limited Selection Apalta Vineyard 2007

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From our "La Finca" Estate in the Apalta Valley (Santa Cruz D.O., a sub-denomination of Colchagua Valley). Aurelio ev...

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Was really curious over the great reviews for the Purple Angels, but after buying one myself, found it to be just good, not legendary... had all th... Read more

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剛開放瓶馬上喝時香氣濃郁,有Pinot noir的感覺,但是醒酒30分鐘後有點譅味,不值得$1300元 Read more

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Snooth User: Dennis Lim
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3.00 5
06/12/2011

Was really curious over the great reviews for the Purple Angels, but after buying one myself, found it to be just good, not legendary... had all the must-haves for a Carmenere though... pretty decent


Snooth User: solidgecko
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3.00 5
08/10/2011

<Aroma> Dark Fruit, Oak <Mouth> Full, Sour, Dry


Snooth User: lowei
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0.00 5
06/30/2012

剛開放瓶馬上喝時香氣濃郁,有Pinot noir的感覺,但是醒酒30分鐘後有點譅味,不值得$1300元


Snooth User: Brian Vosburgh
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4.00 5
03/11/2012

With our anniversary dinner, I picked a bottle of this on a whim and what a fantastic pick. The bottle is thick and heavy, something you want to take home and use as a weapon. The wine was decanted for about 45 minutes, deep, dark, a velvety purple that seemed to be screaming for something white to stain forever. It was an epic bottle of wine - the last glass was unreal having decanted for almost 2 hours. The fruit was big but balanced with a really nice acidity leaving the palette after swallowing but filling your head with this experience of smell, taste, and memories of that great Cuban cigar, berries from the farm stand, box woods and oak, and somehow blue skies and summer grass. We bought a half case of 2007 and a half case of 2009 and look forward to enjoying this for a few years to come.


External Reviews for Montes Red Blend Colchagua Valley Cabernet Carménère Limited Selection Apalta Vineyard

External Review
01/30/2011

Lebendiger und nach dunklen Früchten und Gewürzen riechender Duft. Eleganter Wein mit ausgereifter Tanninne, die dem Wein Struktur und Griff verleiht. Im Gaumen bilden sich Geschmäcker von schwarzen Beeren.


External Review
10/24/2011

The 2007 Alpha Carmenere is a superb rendition of this fascinating grape variety. A saturated purple in color, it has a superb aromatic array of spice, lavender, incense, smoke, and blueberry. Layered, plush, and concentrated, it has excellent depth and grip, enough well-hidden structure to evolve for several years, and a long, fruit filled finish. Drink it from 2012 to 2020. Fans of this Chilean specialty should be thrilled because this wine is well made and complete. Mint, plum, blackberry, cola and fine leather grace the nose, while the palate sings with forward but balanced black fruit and tobacco flavors. Elevated Carmenère; great for the faithful as well as newcomers. - M.S. Solid, with juicy black cherry, currant, bramble and roasted vanilla notes. Theres nice grip on the finish. Drink now through 2010. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 4,000 cases made. -JM


External Review
11/26/2009

RP: 91 Points WE: 91 Points WS: 89 Points


External Review
07/13/2010

Wine Name: Montes Alpha Carmenere 2007, Category: Wine, Brand: Montes, Winery: Montes Wines, Price: $19.51, Bottle Size: 750 mls., Bottles per Case: 12, Made In: Chile, State: Colchagua Province, Region: VI O'Higgins Region, Appellation: Colchagua Valley, Vintage: 2007, Varietal: 90% Carmenère and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, Wine Type: Red Wine


External Review
07/07/2011

WA 94pts. - According to the Wine Advocate: The 2007 Purple Angel is a blend of Carmenere and Petit Verdot that might be the only competition for Terrunyo s Carmin de Peumo for top Carmenere-based wine in Chile. Purple/black in color, it displays a splendid nose of exotic spices, herbs, lavender, incense, blueberry, and blackberry. Dense, chewy, and opulent on the palate, this is a rich, already complex offering that is meant strictly for pleasure-seekers. Enjoy it from 2013-2022.


External Review
07/23/2011

The 2007 Purple Angel is a blend of Carmenere and Petit Verdot that might be the only competition for Terrunyo s Carmin de Peumo for top Carmenere-based wine in Chile. Purple/black in color, it displays a splendid nose of exotic spices, herbs, lavender, incense, blueberry, and blackberry.


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Winemaker's Notes:

From our "La Finca" Estate in the Apalta Valley (Santa Cruz D.O., a sub-denomination of Colchagua Valley). Aurelio evaluated releasing a full Carmenère wine, as we have pure Carmenère vines, but after many combinations decided that this blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Carmenère (specified as such in the main label) brought forward the best of both varieties. Aged in American oak and with only one soft filtering, it provides great value. With beautiful and intense ruby red color, it has a very elegant aroma with notes of chocolate, cigar box, coffee and also of vanilla and butterscotch. To the palate it is ample, full, of medium body, soft and generous, with a long aftertaste. Decanting is recommended for at least 30 minutes. It can be cellared for four years or enjoyed now. Denomination of Origin: Colchagua Valley.

From our "La Finca" Estate in the Apalta Valley (Santa Cruz D.O., a sub-denomination of Colchagua Valley). Aurelio evaluated releasing a full Carmenère wine, as we have pure Carmenère vines, but after many combinations decided that this blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Carmenère (specified as such in the main label) brought forward the best of both varieties. Aged in American oak and with only one soft filtering, it provides great value. With beautiful and intense ruby red color, it has a very elegant aroma with notes of chocolate, cigar box, coffee and also of vanilla and butterscotch. To the palate it is ample, full, of medium body, soft and generous, with a long aftertaste. Decanting is recommended for at least 30 minutes. It can be cellared for four years or enjoyed now. Denomination of Origin: Colchagua Valley.

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