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2012 MONTES Alpha M

MONTES Alpha M 2012

84.99* CAD

$84.99* * Suggested retail price

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  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Trialto
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 613810
  • Format
  • Format
  • 6x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • SpecialtyRead more
  • Status
  • Status
  • UnavailableRead more
  • Country
  • Country
  • Chile
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Denominación de origen (DO)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Valle Central
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Valle del Rappel, Valle de Colchagua, Santa Cruz
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 80 %
    Cabernet Franc 10 %
    Merlot 5 %
    Petit Verdot 5 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • About this winery

    Viña Montes is a modern-day success story. Started in only 1988, Montes has quickly realized the dream of its founders: pioneering the production of premium quality, “first-growth” Chilean wine respected by critics and trade, while elevating the winemaking profile of Chile on the world stage. Reaching such lofty goals in a very short period of time makes one wonder if the original founders Aurelio Montes, Douglas Murray, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand had an angel watching over their...

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  • Tasting notes

    Elegance and potency are clearly perceived on the nose with a clear predominance of ripe red fruits such as cherries, plums, and raspberries along with black currant and licorice in perfect balance. 18 months spent in French oak barrels further contributes delicious flavours of vanilla, caramel, and light toasted notes.

Press reviews

  • - 95 Points -

    May 2016

    A beautifully refined red with currant, spice and cedar character. Full body, fine tannins and a long and caressing finish. Drink or hold. Aged 18 months in new French oak and one year in bottle before release. 80% cabernet sauvignon, 10% cabernet franc, 5% merlot and 5% petit verdot blend.

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  • - 93 Points -

    Michael Schachner, January 2016

    Subtle, alluring aromas of earth, cola, eucalyptus, fallen leaves, black cherry and cassis properly announce this saturated, well-balanced Cabernet Sauvignon-led blend. Dark, toasty, baked flavors of blackberry come with vanilla, herb and tobacco accents. The finish feels great while tasting integrated and complex. 

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  • - 93 Points -

    Josh Raynolds, February 2017

    Saturated ruby. Powerful, spice- and smoke-accented dark berry, vanilla and floral pastille scents, along with hints of allspice and mocha. Velvety and seamless in texture, offering deeply concentrated blackberry, cherry-vanilla and fruitcake flavors and a suggestion of sweet chewing tobacco. A suave, supple wine that finishes with excellent clarity, spicy lift and just a hint of fine-grained tannins.

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