Montes Alpha Carmenère 2008, Colchagua Valley

Carmenere Carmenere
Chile

$19.95 (143230)

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89 pts
6
January 22, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This dark, soft and juicy red is loaded with molten chocolate, licorice, ripe blackberry-prune fruit and some twiggy...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A typically rich, ripe, oaky, Montes style, with sweet, creamy mid-palate, espresso bean and Coffee Crisp finish....

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

When one finds a reasonably ripened Carmenère, the best thing to do is to simply go out and buy it. Opaque ruby in...

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Community Reviews (3)

Bryan McCaw
Bryan McCaw

This is an amazing wine for under $20. Introduced me to a new varietal that reminds me of my other favourites like Syrah, Shiraz and Malbec. If you're looking for a heavy fruit nose, full mouth feel and rich wine this is an excellent introduction to Carmenere. Finish is too short but only because you enjoy the first part so much.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2008 Montes Alpha Carmenère is medium to full bodied with integrated, nicely aromatic red currant, cherry, prune, cedar, green pepper and coconut notes. Tannins are refined (decant for 30 min) and the finish is smooth and long. Despite being good to drink now, this wine should be aged a bit as it will nicely evolve for the next 8-10 years. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 91 pts - a recommended buy. Tasted Feb/11.

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Kathryn Young
Kathryn Young

Definitely, a delicious wine.
Rich and oaky -- a good way to put it.

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