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Montes Red Blend Colchagua Valley Limited Selection Apalta Vineyard 2006

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94 points Jay Miller (Wine Advocate): ...a world class Syrah... Inky black in color, it reveals a super-expressive nose of toasty new oak, pepper, lavender, game, incense, and blueberry. Voluptuous on the palate but not heavy, it has gobs of sweet fruit, layers of flavor, a firm structure, and 5-7 years of aging potential... 2015-2026. (Jun 2009)

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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

Editorial Reviews for Montes Red Blend Colchagua Valley Limited Selection Apalta Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.00 5
01/27/2009

From a small typical restaurant white wine glass - Lightly oaky on the nose with a typically citrus/sweet chardonnay expression of fruit. There are notes of smoke, chalk and graham cracker that add interest but are rather aggressive. Big and rich in the mouth but a bit thick across the palate finishing with good green fruits. From Bottega del Vino's Chardonnay stem - more expressive oak tones reveal layered vanilla, light toast and hazelnut butter tones. The fruit here is more tropical with a custard edge and a nice blend of spiced, roasted pears and sauteed pineapple. In the mouth this is soft and expansive with a broad, elegant mouthfeel and better cut than from the smaller glass. The flavors are much the same though this is perhaps more citrus and tropical toned with a long pineapple syrup note on the finish. A definite improvement aromatically and texturally when using the Bottega del Vino stem. 88pts

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

External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Montes Cabernet / Carménère 2006: Dekantier-Empfehlung (30 min. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (6 Monate), lagerfähig 2 - 3 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Colchagua ValleyWeingut: MontesRebsorte: Restzucker: Restsäure: 5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/14/2010

WS: 90 Points RP: 90 Points


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Montes Alpha Chardonnay 2006: empf. Trinktemperatur 8-10°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate), lagerfähig 4 - 5 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Curicó-Lontué-ValleyWeingut: MontesRebsorte: 100% ChardonnayRestzucker: 3 g/LiterRestsäure: 6 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.14 Weißwein


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

WS: 94 Points RP: 92 Points WE: 92 Points


External Review
04/23/2009

Beautiful Chardonnay character comes through in this Chilean white that can compete with a California Chard any day. You'll find tropical fruit and butterscotch on the palate and a long, round finish.


External Review
10/15/2009

Pretty pear, apple and piecrust notes on a creamy frame. Judicious toast on the finish lets the minerality come through. Nice length. Drink now. 15,000 cases made.


External Review
08/26/2009

A ripe, showy style, with pear, fig and melon notes backed by alluring toast. Lively acidity keeps this honest through the lengthy, butter-tinged finish. Drink now.



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94 points Jay Miller (Wine Advocate): ...a world class Syrah... Inky black in color, it reveals a super-expressive nose of toasty new oak, pepper, lavender, game, incense, and blueberry. Voluptuous on the palate but not heavy, it has gobs of sweet fruit, layers of flavor, a firm structure, and 5-7 years of aging potential... 2015-2026. (Jun 2009)

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