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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...
- 92 Points -
Very fine and beautiful with blackberry, rose petal and blueberry. Medium body, firm and silky. Pleasing wine.See detailed press review
- 92 Points -
The 2015 'Alpha' Carmenère includes 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from Colchagua Valley and 55% of the wine was aged for 12 months in first-use French oak barrels. Showing an extremely deep core, this wine begins with intense aromas of red bell pepper, exotic spices, red cherry preserves and suggestions of milk chocolate. The weight and mouthfeel are gorgeous as plush layers of black cherry, red currant, milk chocolate, green bell pepper and baking spice flavors coat the mid-palate. This finishes long and supple. Overall, an outstanding effort by Montes.See detailed press review
- 90 Points -
Dark chocolate and dried mint notes grace the dark plum, cherry tart and blackberry flavors, with accents of slate on the spicy finish.See detailed press review