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Montes Red Bordeaux Blend Colchagua Valley Alpha M 2008

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Volles, blasses Strohgelb, weiches, frisches Aroma von reifen Pfirsichen, tropischen Früchten sowie Zitrusfrüchten. Ein trockener, milder Wein mit einem langanhaltenden Abgang.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Montes Red Bordeaux Blend Colchagua Valley Alpha M

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,118
3.50 5
01/21/2014

Damson plums, dried flowers, dried herbs old leather and medicinal tinged aromas of mint and licorice fill the glass along with a touch of VA. Decidedly supple if still bright in the mouth, the tannins have really integrated very well here leaving lots of plummy fruit and coffee and spice toned oak flavors to saturate the palate. This still remains a rather taut wine, though with plenty of buffering material so it’s nothing but caressing in the mouth. The flavors are deep if subtle, showing lots of black spice and cherry fruit on the finish before finishing with some spicy wood tannins. Lovely but a bit too refined. 88pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,118
4.40 5
01/21/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Micky Choi
129243715
0.50 5
03/09/2014

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External Reviews for Montes Red Bordeaux Blend Colchagua Valley Alpha M

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

blackcurrant


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A good and lively bargain-priced Chard. Light toast, honey and pear aromas draw you in, and the balanced white-fruit palate is convincing. Sophisticated and with good acidity.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

scorched earth


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

violets


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

and blackberry. "\


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/22/2012

A glass-coating opaque purple color with aromas of wood smoke, pencil lead, scorched earth, violets, blackcurrant, and blackberry.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The 2008 Chardonnay Classic Series exhibits spicy pear and apple notes. With plenty of fruit in a lively, straight ahead style, this is a good value in Chardonnay.


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Food Pairings for Montes Red Bordeaux Blend Colchagua Valley Alpha M


Volles, blasses Strohgelb, weiches, frisches Aroma von reifen Pfirsichen, tropischen Früchten sowie Zitrusfrüchten. Ein trockener, milder Wein mit einem langanhaltenden Abgang.

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