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Weingut Montes-Alpha Merlot. Weingut Montes Neue Welt Chile Merlot Weingut Montes Grosse 2006

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91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: `The 2006 Alpha Syrah Apalta Vineyard is purple colored with an enticing nose of game espresso earth and blueberry. This leads to an elegantly-styled Syrah with spicy blue and black fruit flavors good depth and a fruit-filled finish. Enjoy it over the next 4-6 years.` (10/08) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: `Ruby-red. Energetic cherry-cola and raspberry aromas offer impressive clarity and a suave floral overtone. Sweet red and dark berry liqueur flavors are complemented by sexy vanillin oak and Asian spices with supple tannins carrying through the finish. Emphatically modern and quite seductive.`

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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

Member Reviews for Weingut Montes-Alpha Merlot. Weingut Montes Neue Welt Chile Merlot Weingut Montes Grosse

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Snooth User: wlstiles3
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3.00 5
04/05/2009

deep color, subtle fuits, low tannins, smooth in finish, nothing offends


Snooth User: ehrenfrd
83800139
2.50 5
04/14/2009

Spicy wine with notes of some red fruit. Ok, not great.


Snooth User: brianm1962
10053855
4.00 5
04/18/2010

Very rich, stewed in sweet plumbs, oaky full body. Very yummy and drinkable.


Snooth User: scotchlife
12600752
2.50 5
02/16/2009

This is probably a great wine for people who love complex acidic wines that offer many different tastes. This wine smells and tastes like a Cab Sav to me, and is a great wine for heavy steaks, etc... I however am not a fan, like my Syrah's to be more balanced and possess more silky tannins.


Snooth User: joshqmorton
3698012
3.00 5
11/30/2007

Good for everyday, but really over oaked


Snooth User: enotheque
458981,165
2.50 5
08/21/2008

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Weingut Montes-Alpha Merlot. Weingut Montes Neue Welt Chile Merlot Weingut Montes Grosse

External Review
02/24/2010

Montes Alpha Merlot 2006: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate), lagerfähig 7 - 10 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Colchagua ValleyWeingut: MontesRebsorte: 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 85% MerlotRestzucker: 2,5 g/LiterRestsäure: 5,25 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.14 Rotwein


External Review
10/06/2009

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: `The 2006 Alpha Syrah Apalta Vineyard is purple colored with an enticing nose of game espresso earth and blueberry. This leads to an elegantly-styled Syrah with spicy blue and black fruit flavors good depth and a fruit-filled finish. Enjoy it over the next 4-6 years.` (10/08) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: `Ruby-red. Energetic cherry-cola and raspberry aromas offer impressive clarity and a suave floral overtone. Sweet red and dark berry liqueur flavors are complemented by sexy vanillin oak and Asian spices with supple tannins carrying through the finish. Emphatically modern and quite seductive.`


External Review
08/05/2010

Rubinrot. Starke Aromen von roten Beeren, schwarzen Kirschen und schwarzem Pfeffer. Im Gaumen ein wohlschmeckender körperreicher Wein mit Geschmacksnoten von Vanille und Toast, sehr elegant mit einem langanhaltenden Abgang.


External Review
10/06/2009

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External Review
02/24/2010

Montes Merlot Special Cuvee 2006: Dekantier-Empfehlung (30 min. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 12-16°C, in Barriques gereift (6 Monate), lagerfähig 3 - 5 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Curicó-Lontué-ValleyWeingut: MontesRebsorte: Merlot 90%Cabernet Sauvignon 10%Restzucker: 2,5 g/LiterRestsäure: 5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.14 Rotwein



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91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: `The 2006 Alpha Syrah Apalta Vineyard is purple colored with an enticing nose of game espresso earth and blueberry. This leads to an elegantly-styled Syrah with spicy blue and black fruit flavors good depth and a fruit-filled finish. Enjoy it over the next 4-6 years.` (10/08) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: `Ruby-red. Energetic cherry-cola and raspberry aromas offer impressive clarity and a suave floral overtone. Sweet red and dark berry liqueur flavors are complemented by sexy vanillin oak and Asian spices with supple tannins carrying through the finish. Emphatically modern and quite seductive.`

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