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Montes Reserva Merlot 2016

External Review by Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH:

Der Wein duftet nach frischen süßen Kirschen, Kaffee und etwas Feige. Am Gaumen entfalten sich Aromen von Zwetschgen und Gewürzen.

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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

Member Reviews for Montes Reserva Merlot

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Snooth User: Jesus Bremont
85954317
3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 07/03/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: JPerrelli
110327035
5.00 5
Vintage: 2009 05/23/2012

Gold medal at the 2011 Riverside International Wine Competition, Silver medal at the 2011 NextGen Wine Competition, Silver medal at the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association 2011 Commercial Wine Competition, Silver medal at the 2012 San Francisco Wine Competition, and Silver medal at the 2011 West Coast Wine Competition. Big and deliciously smooth Merlot with a deep burgundy color, a wonderful plum/blackberry flavor, and a smoky, earthy aroma. This wine is a perfect balance between fruit, oak, and tannins. Single varietal, single vineyard. 100% Merlot. Ready to drink now and can be cellared for future enjoyment. Pair with grilled meat or game or with a favorite dark chocolate treat.


Snooth User: peterevans
37189681
0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/30/2010

A young Merlot with six months American oak ageing. Elegant, refined and a marked fruitiness irresistible to Merlot lovers and to those who sample it for the first time. Strong, spicy black pepper, full of harmony and soft to the palate. Winemaker Aurelio decided to blend 15% Cabernet Sauvignon with this Merlot, to better marry with the oak, and give structure and finesse that will also permit long-term ageing.


Snooth User: JPerrelli
110327035
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 05/23/2012

Big, silky Merlot with a deep burgundy color, a delicious raspberry chewiness, and a smoky, sultry aroma. Barrel-aged for four years to bring out the fruit and create the perfect balance between fruit, oak, and tannins. Single varietal, single vineyard. 100% Merlot. Ready to drink now and can be cellared for future enjoyment. Pair with grilled meat or a favorite dark chocolate treat.


Snooth User: edgarjessop
7591114
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/05/2011

Outstanding wine - a big mouthful, complex flavours, buy it if you can find it


Snooth User: Jesus Bremont
85954317
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/03/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: jpponline
124607150
3.50 5
Vintage: NV 01/21/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Montes Reserva Merlot

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2010 01/22/2013

Der Wein duftet nach frischen süßen Kirschen, Kaffee und etwas Feige. Am Gaumen entfalten sich Aromen von Zwetschgen und Gewürzen.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2009 11/21/2012

Dunkles Rubin, granatfarbene Nuancen. Köstliches Bouquet nach Heidelbeeren und Pflaumen, gepaart mit feinen Röstaromen, Schokolade und Kakao. Zwetschgen und etwas schwarzer Holunder im elegant komponierten Gaumen, rund und gleichzeitig sehr kraftvoll, von exzellenter Tanninstruktur und guter Wärme; lange anhaltendes, harmonisches Finale.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/22/2012

Tasty mixed berry fruit gets a shading of roasted vanilla and briar on the open-knit finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/09/2013

The 2008 Merlot Classic Series is a pleasant spicy offering with savory red fruit flavors but a slightly gritty finish. Drink it over the next 2andndash;3 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/22/2012

A bit rugged to start with, with solid berry and crusty dark aromatics. The palate has good size and cushion, with a creamy feel housing soft baked plum, herb, cough drop and vanilla flavors. A little woody on the finish, which fades with a modicum of grace. Neither edgy nor aggressive.


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Vintage: 2008 07/13/2010

Wine Name: Montes Classic Merlot 2008, Category: Wine, Brand: Montes, Winery: Montes Wines, Price: $10.06, Bottle Size: 750 mls., Bottles per Case: 12, Made In: Chile, State: Colchagua Province, Region: VI O'Higgins Region, Appellation: Colchagua Valley, Vintage: 2008, Varietal: 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, Wine Type: Red Wine


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2008 05/06/2010

Dunkles Rubin, granatrote Reflexe. Dichte, von vielfältigen Düften geprägte Nase, Pflaumen und Holunder; nach und nach entfalten sich auch subtile Barriquearomen, etwas Nadelholz und Vanille. Schwarze Kirschen und Preiselbeeren erfreuen den Gaumen, von bemerkenswerter Eleganz und Ausdruckskraft, auch eine frische Note zeigt sich, von Vanille und feinstem Caramel geprägte Abgangsnote.


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