Montes Alpha "M" is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (80%), Merlot (5%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Petit Verdot (5%), which links all the other grapes. The Cabernet Franc enhances the elegance of the first variety, and is in total harmony with the softness of the second and austerity of the third.
Intense dark red color. Very elegant and at the same time powerful with very good level of soft and rounded tannins.. The wine has an harmonious structure, a generous fruit expression and a very distinguished character with aromas of red fruits, cassis and a touch of cedar and cinnamon. In the mouth the wine has delightful notes of vanilla and coffee. The 5% of Petit Verdot is adding an extra element of complexity. Mouth filling and very, very long lasting. The structure of this wine will keep it for over 20 years.
"The 2007 Alpha M is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, with the balance Merlot and Petit Verdot aged for 18 months in new French oak. It exhibits a striking perfume of pain grille, pencil lead, herbs, spices, a hint of balsamic, and assorted black fruits. Dense, structured, and incipiently complex, this velvety textured wine conceals enough structure to evolve for another 5-6 years. It offers a drinking window extending from 2017 to 2027."
The Wine Advocate
"This sleek, suave red displays alluring espresso, cocoa, warm tobacco and mulled black currant notes woven with a perfumy vanilla hint. The tobacco edge lingers nicely through the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2015. 2,400 cases imported."
"Impressive as always, with dense, meaty aromas
of baked black fruits, compost and dried cheese. The
palate is thick to the max, with chocolate, coconut and
baked plum and berry flavors. Ultrarich on the finish,
with warmth and density. Once again "M" shows how
deep and rewarding high-end Chilean reds can be.
Drink now through 2015."