Montes Alpha M. A Superb Blend


I had the good fortune to meet Aurelio Montes, winemaker of this prestigiousmontes alpha M Chilean house. Back then we shared and discussed his Selection and Alpha lines of products, all of which were consistent in quality and smoothness. I recently had the chance to try Montes’ top wine, the Montes Alpha M, a Bordeaux-style blend. Elegant and not too fruity, the wine displayed a good nose with black fruit and tobacco. The herbaceous streak that curses many Chilean reds was toned down and showed as a hint of mint. On the palate, this medium body red offers cedar, tobacco, chocolate, black cherry and fig flavors. High level of soft tannins and a long lasting finish make for a solid drink, with enough fruit level to give it ageing potential.

Product: Montes Alpha M

Variety: Bordeaux blend

Vintage: 2005

Winery: Vina Montes

Origin: Santa Cruz de Apalta, Chile

Alcohol: 14.5%

Price: 82.99 (Everything Wine)

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