Montes

Montes Alpha Colchagua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.8457 ratings
8.625 pro ratings
Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Central Valley, Chile
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Scott Taddeo

Good value to be had here. Chilean Cabernet from Colchagua, although I suspect there’s some Merlot in here too. Quite aromatic with liquid violets, black currant, blackberry, red plum and cherry, touches of tobacco, blue gum and toasted chestnut. Oak presence is negligible. Medium level of tannins sinewy in nature with acidity set to medium. Medium to full bodied and quite a fruit forward wine that would be a real crowd pleaser.

Good value to be had here. Chilean Cabernet from Colchagua, although I suspect there’s some Merlot in here too. Quite aromatic with liquid violets, black currant, blackberry, red plum and cherry, touches of tobacco, blue gum and toasted chestnut. Oak presence is negligible. Medium level of tannins sinewy in nature with acidity set to medium. Medium to full bodied and quite a fruit forward wine that would be a real crowd pleaser.

Sep 16th, 2018
Wojciech Bońkowski

Bloger bonkowshi.me

8.7

There’s lots of criticism about Montes but @ 2day’s Chilean Wine Tour WAW I found these really cultured & balanced.

There’s lots of criticism about Montes but @ 2day’s Chilean Wine Tour WAW I found these really cultured & balanced.

3 people found it helpfulMar 20th, 2014
David Kline

Heat on the nose with bell pepper aromas, eucalyptus, fresh cut aloe, overripe blackberry, cassis, burnt persimmon, and mostly the box of cigar box. Tastes of rosemary, peppercorn, graphite, medium, clingy tannins, dried black cherry, prune, baked black currant, bing cherry and dark tobacco. A lot more wine than it costs, but the bell pepper is disconcerting. I go back and forth with this one. Nose and entry are clunky, but finishes much stronger.

Heat on the nose with bell pepper aromas, eucalyptus, fresh cut aloe, overripe blackberry, cassis, burnt persimmon, and mostly the box of cigar box. Tastes of rosemary, peppercorn, graphite, medium, clingy tannins, dried black cherry, prune, baked black currant, bing cherry and dark tobacco. A lot more wine than it costs, but the bell pepper is disconcerting. I go back and forth with this one. Nose and entry are clunky, but finishes much stronger.

1 person found it helpfulAug 25th, 2019
Michael

Michael had this 3 years ago

Michael had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJun 27th, 2018
Ericsson

Blind tasting. Surprisingly good. Game and meats on the nose. Fresh peppers also. Jammy on the fore pallet and then smooth and velvety on the finish. It wouldn’t be my first choice but that’s why blind tasting evolve my pallet.

Blind tasting. Surprisingly good. Game and meats on the nose. Fresh peppers also. Jammy on the fore pallet and then smooth and velvety on the finish. It wouldn’t be my first choice but that’s why blind tasting evolve my pallet.

1 person found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2018
Kim Tae Wan

Strong flavor and good taste. Still, i can feel it.

Strong flavor and good taste. Still, i can feel it.

1 person found it helpfulDec 31st, 2017
Brandon McLeod

Nice wine for a Sunday night steak dinner at home.

Nice wine for a Sunday night steak dinner at home.

1 person found it helpfulDec 3rd, 2017
Dave Rupert

Really smooth cab. Recommended by my friend Rey Bango.

Really smooth cab. Recommended by my friend Rey Bango.

1 person found it helpfulSep 29th, 2017
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.6

A husky Cabernet with great aromatic typicity & broad-shouldered tannins. The oak is subtly integrated & there's that lovely, high-toned eucalyptus note that sings of Chile.

A husky Cabernet with great aromatic typicity & broad-shouldered tannins. The oak is subtly integrated & there's that lovely, high-toned eucalyptus note that sings of Chile.

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2015
Zachary Osness

91-

1 person found it helpfulAug 4th, 2014