Montgras-Quatro Colchagua Valley Red Blend Chile Central Valley 2009
Deep ruby, shading to purple color. Black currant, cherries, leather and capsicum; hints of vanilla and fresh-roasted coffee aromas. Taste is flavorful, full bodied, food-friendly with a good balance between acidity and sweetness of alcohol, as well as fruit and oak; well-structured and complex, concluding in a long finish. Well-matched with red meats, hearty casseroles and flavorful cheeses.
External Reviews for Montgras-Quatro Colchagua Valley Red Blend Chile Central Valley
Love, love, love this wine. This wine is andldquo;a hit your palate, donandrsquo;t put the glass downandrdquo; good. Chilean red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Malbec (20%), Carmenere (15%), Syrah (15%). Fermented in stainless steel tanks and then in French oak barrels for 11 months. The nose reminds me of a fresh cup of French vanilla coffee, with leather and dark cherry notes. The palate is full bodied with a good balance of both fruit and oak. More of a sugar and spice and with this wine would make anything nice. I think I will buy a bottle tonight.
The 2009 Quatro is composed of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, 15% Carmenere, and 15% Syrah aged for 11 months in 30% new French and American oak. Toasty oak, hints of chocolate and mocha, spice box, cherry cola, and assorted black and blue fruits are followed by a ripe, savory, nicely proportioned Blend that will benefit from another 1andndash;2 years of cellaring. It will provide optimum drinking from 2013 to 2021.
Sweet and smoky on the nose, with prune, hickory and spice aromas that come together well. The palate on this four-grape blend is saturated and meaty, while the flavors of blackberry, coffee and dark plum are lush and finish with light toast and spice. Always one of Chileandrsquo;s best values; an over-performer year after year.