Montes

Montes Alpha Colchagua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.757 ratings
8.85 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
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
Scorewine

Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

8.6

A solid Chilean bet;-) this wine always deliver a solid quality, deep red color, deep red, full of black fruits, cherries, black current, plums, coffee and a touch of smoked oak, medium-full body with dry tannins and lots of fruits, nice avidly and a medium dry finish, approachable today, better in a year. My score 86+, drink to 2020

A solid Chilean bet;-) this wine always deliver a solid quality, deep red color, deep red, full of black fruits, cherries, black current, plums, coffee and a touch of smoked oak, medium-full body with dry tannins and lots of fruits, nice avidly and a medium dry finish, approachable today, better in a year. My score 86+, drink to 2020

Nov 28th, 2015
Kim Edinger

Not as good as previous years.

Not as good as previous years.

Sep 16th, 2017
Angelo Casagrande

Not stunning or all that rave/ worthy, but a solid, well- made wine that was quite enjoyable. Medium bodied, balanced, good fruit.

Not stunning or all that rave/ worthy, but a solid, well- made wine that was quite enjoyable. Medium bodied, balanced, good fruit.

Sep 4th, 2017
Logan Ebersold

Really good dry farmed wine.

Really good dry farmed wine.

Jan 25th, 2017
Makoto Someya

That's Cabernet, but it is just it. The taste of next day is better. @,,160326

That's Cabernet, but it is just it. The taste of next day is better. @,,160326

Mar 26th, 2016
Chris Drake

No one at the table liked it. Lots of pepper and too complex.

No one at the table liked it. Lots of pepper and too complex.

Feb 20th, 2016
Ncb
8.5

Sharp

Sharp

Feb 13th, 2016
Sean Kelly

Tannins. Eventually mellowed.

Tannins. Eventually mellowed.

Dec 30th, 2015
Luis Arguero (@winefromAtoZ)

Dark berries with a hints of vanilla & spice. Oak very present. A lovely wine

Dark berries with a hints of vanilla & spice. Oak very present. A lovely wine

Aug 23rd, 2015