Montes Red Bordeaux Blend Colchagua Valley Alpha M 2006

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The slopes of Apalta in Colchagua (in the Central Valley) enclose a half-moon shaped area with a unique micro-climate...

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Wine Name: Montes Alpha M 2006, Category: Wine, Brand: Montes, Winery: Montes Wines, Price: $77.64, Bottle Size: 750 mls., Bottles per Case: 6, Mad... Read more

Opens with a sublime bouquet of tobacco, perfume and baked cherry that conveys a sense of elegance. The palate is saturated and full, with integrat... Read more

Montes Alpha M 2006: Dekantier-Empfehlung (4 Std. vorher belüften), in Barriques gereift (18 Monate), lagerfähig 15 - 20 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang:... Read more

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External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
07/13/2010

Wine Name: Montes Alpha M 2006, Category: Wine, Brand: Montes, Winery: Montes Wines, Price: $77.64, Bottle Size: 750 mls., Bottles per Case: 6, Made In: Chile, State: Colchagua Province, Appellation: Apalta Valley, Vintage: 2006, Varietal: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, Wine Type: Red Wine


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Opens with a sublime bouquet of tobacco, perfume and baked cherry that conveys a sense of elegance. The palate is saturated and full, with integrated tannins and flavors of molasses, licorice and prime black fruits. This is probably a denser, slightly more ripe version of andldquo;Mandrdquo; than in past years, evidenced by the licorice, sweetness and coffee on the chewy finish. Drink now and over the next couple of years.


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/25/2010

Montes Alpha M 2006: Dekantier-Empfehlung (4 Std. vorher belüften), in Barriques gereift (18 Monate), lagerfähig 15 - 20 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Colchagua ValleyWeingut: MontesRebsorte: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 10% Cabernet FrancRestzucker: 2,75 g/LiterRestsäure: 3,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"Distinguished red fruit


External Review
05/23/2011

Montes produces three -icon- wines. The most well-known (for the moment) is the Alpha M. The 2006 is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance made up of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. The wine was aged for 18 months in new French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple in color, it offers up a complex bouquet of pain grille, scorched earth, violets, blackcurrant, and blackberry. This leads to a full-bodied wine with excellent depth, savory black fruit flavors, several years of aging potential, and a lengthy finish. Its drinking window should extend from 2013 to 2026.


External Review
05/23/2011

Very suave, with a velvety texture and fine-grained tannins that carry deceptively concentrated notes of black currant, warm fig sauce, espresso, maduro tobacco and black tea. Long and well-defined through the finish, with an ample reserve of fruit and minerality. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
05/23/2011

Opens with a sublime bouquet of tobacco, perfume and baked cherry that conveys a sense of elegance. The palate is saturated and full, with integrated tannins and flavors of molasses, licorice and prime black fruits. This is probably a denser, slightly more ripe version of "M" than in past years, evidenced by the licorice, sweetness and coffee on the chewy finish. Drink now and over the next couple of years.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The slopes of Apalta in Colchagua (in the Central Valley) enclose a half-moon shaped area with a unique micro-climate, defined by the mountains and one of Chile's widest rivers, the Tinguiririca. The best slopes in this valley, with a 15% average inclination and over 45° in the upper slopes, are found on our property where they grow the grapes for MONTES ALPHA "M". Having a west-south-west exposure allows for exactly the right number of hours of sunlight and provides an ocean breeze (the sea is only 30 kms away). The very warm days but cool winds at night with their lowering temperatures give a micro-climate particularly suited for growing red grape varieties. Add to this, the poor soils with little organic matter, drip irrigation, and the high density of vines (over 4.800 per hectare) make growing conditions "just right". Montes Alpha "M" is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (80%), Merlot (5%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Petit Verdot (5 %), which links all the other grapes. The Cabernet Franc enhances the elegance of the first variety, and is in total harmony with the softness of the second and austerity of the third. Vintage 2005 can be considered one of the very best of the last 10 years. With rather cold previous Winter and Spring, the ripeness process was slow and lengthy, allowing Aurelio Montes to have great fruit expression and deep colour. This wine, richer in colour and with intense character, shows the elegance of the grapes of the Apalta estate. The wine has soft and rounded solid tannins that will allow it to be cellared for many years. A well balanced structure and perfect integration with the French new oak barrels. It has a delightful long lingering finish.

The slopes of Apalta in Colchagua (in the Central Valley) enclose a half-moon shaped area with a unique micro-climate, defined by the mountains and one of Chile's widest rivers, the Tinguiririca. The best slopes in this valley, with a 15% average inclination and over 45° in the upper slopes, are found on our property where they grow the grapes for MONTES ALPHA "M". Having a west-south-west exposure allows for exactly the right number of hours of sunlight and provides an ocean breeze (the sea is only 30 kms away). The very warm days but cool winds at night with their lowering temperatures give a micro-climate particularly suited for growing red grape varieties. Add to this, the poor soils with little organic matter, drip irrigation, and the high density of vines (over 4.800 per hectare) make growing conditions "just right". Montes Alpha "M" is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (80%), Merlot (5%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Petit Verdot (5 %), which links all the other grapes. The Cabernet Franc enhances the elegance of the first variety, and is in total harmony with the softness of the second and austerity of the third. Vintage 2005 can be considered one of the very best of the last 10 years. With rather cold previous Winter and Spring, the ripeness process was slow and lengthy, allowing Aurelio Montes to have great fruit expression and deep colour. This wine, richer in colour and with intense character, shows the elegance of the grapes of the Apalta estate. The wine has soft and rounded solid tannins that will allow it to be cellared for many years. A well balanced structure and perfect integration with the French new oak barrels. It has a delightful long lingering finish.

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