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Sancerre les Montes Damnes Thomas-Labaille 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Das Bouquet offenbart eine intensive Aromatik von Zitrusfrüchten, von Stachelbeeren und grünem Apfel. Dieser sortenreine und -typische Sauvignon Blanc, der auf Anhieb zu gefallen weiss, besticht durch seine fruchtige Struktur und seinen gehaltvollen Körper. Das Zusammenspiel von Süsse und Säure ergibt ein sensorisch spannendes Genusserlebnis im Gaumen. Das Finale ist dementsprechend: vif, vielschichtig und reich an Sinneseindrücken.

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

Member Reviews for Sancerre les Montes Damnes Thomas-Labaille

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Snooth User: Dennis Lim
6022641,396
3.00 5
06/12/2011

Was really curious over the great reviews for the Purple Angels, but after buying one myself, found it to be just good, not legendary... had all the must-haves for a Carmenere though... pretty decent


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.00 5
09/27/2008

Lightly herbal on the nose, very crisp and refreshing. A pretty tasty wine. Not screaming grassiness, but enough herbaceous-ness to be varietally true. The bottle had a trio of medals on it: International Winery of the year 2002 (W&S); 2002 Wine Personality of the year (Aurelio Montes - selected by the Chilean Agricultural Society) and New World Winery of the Year 2002 (WE).

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  • Snooth User: joshwoodward
    129954234
    3.50 5
    05/15/2009

    Steely, flinty pineapple nose. Good acidity, not sour. Clean, true to varietal. Green taste. $16


    Snooth User: joshwoodward
    129954234
    3.50 5
    05/15/2009

    Definitely Sauvignon Blanc. Big lemon and grapefruit, steely, dry. Light-medium body. Long. No oak. Pleasant summer dinner wine. $16


    Snooth User: solidgecko
    846011216
    3.00 5
    08/09/2011

    <Aroma> Dark Fruit, Oak <Mouth> Full, Sour, Dry


    Snooth User: lowei
    79303882
    0.00 5
    06/30/2012

    剛開放瓶馬上喝時香氣濃郁,有Pinot noir的感覺,但是醒酒30分鐘後有點譅味,不值得$1300元


    Snooth User: Jae B
    4521166
    4.00 5
    08/19/2009

    Asparagus on the nose. Flavors of lemon rind and lime zest in the front followed by veggies and a grassy flavor on the mid palate. Ending with grapefruits, citrus, and a hint of granny smith apples. definitely an excellent value wine.


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    External Reviews for Sancerre les Montes Damnes Thomas-Labaille

    External Review
    02/28/2014

    Viña MontGras, in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, was established in 1992 by brothers Hernán and Eduardo Gras, together with their partner Cristián Hartwig. The fruit of a mission to produce estate-grown wines of exceptional quality and originality, the MontGras estate today encompasses over 200 hectares planted to vine in the heart of Chile’s wine-producing region. Since the first harvest in the early 1990s, MontGras wines have earned over 200 medals and awards worldwide, garnering international critical acclaim. Santiago Margozzini serves as head winemaker. Production Area Leyda Valley in San Antonio Valley, Chile Grape Varieties 100% Sauvignon Blanc Vinification Grapes are hand harvested in late February to mid-March. Maceration for 8 to 12 hours. Free-run juice undergoes a light pressing before a long, cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Color Pale straw with gold reflections Bouquet Delicate, youthful aromas of citrus and melon mingled with subtle herbal and grassy notes Taste Crispy and juicy, this wine is well balanced and mouth filling, with refreshing citrus fruit flavors, a racy acidity, and lingering finish Alcohol 13.5% Serving Suggestions Delicious with seafood dishes, sushi, sashimi, oysters, leafy green salads, pasta salads, pork chops and grilled vegetables and soft cheeses.


    External Review
    03/08/2012

    Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2010 - 88 points, Wine Advocate/ The 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Reserva was fermented and aged in stainless steel. Notions of lemon and other citrus, cut grass, herbs, and stony minerals inform the nose of a spicy, vibrant, mouth-filling wine that is an excellent value...


    External Review
    07/20/2011

    Sauvignon Blanc 2010 - 87 points, Wine Spectator/ Lively and enticing, with a mix of lime, kiwifruit and verbena notes that bounce through the fresh, mouthwatering finish.


    External Review
    02/24/2010

    Montes Sauvignon Blanc Leyda Valley 2007: Ausbau in Stahltanks, empf. Trinktemperatur 6-8°C, lagerfähig 2 - 4 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75LRegion: San Antonio-Leyda ValleyWeingut: MontesRebsorte: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Restzucker: trockenRestsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Weißwein


    External Review
    07/20/2011

    Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2007 - Sante/ Bright flavors of apple blossom and white peach with good concentration. Medium bodied with balanced acidity and a pleasant, sustained finish. Softshell crab sandwich.


    External Review
    07/20/2011

    Sauvignon Blanc Reserva - A Best Value, Parker's Wine Bargains/ The Sauvignon Blanc Reserva exhibits aromas of fresh herbs and citrus. Medium bodied, this straightforward Sauvignon offers grapefruit and lemon-lime flavors, bright acidity, and a clean, refreshing finish.


    External Review
    10/06/2009

    90RP see above next screen for discounted case price


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    Das Bouquet offenbart eine intensive Aromatik von Zitrusfrüchten, von Stachelbeeren und grünem Apfel. Dieser sortenreine und -typische Sauvignon Blanc, der auf Anhieb zu gefallen weiss, besticht durch seine fruchtige Struktur und seinen gehaltvollen Körper. Das Zusammenspiel von Süsse und Säure ergibt ein sensorisch spannendes Genusserlebnis im Gaumen. Das Finale ist dementsprechend: vif, vielschichtig und reich an Sinneseindrücken.

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