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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Montes Alpha M 2006
Montes Alpha M 2006
(search item no. 98762)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
The Wine News rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.

Powerful and elegant with an intense dark red color. This intensely powerful wine with soft, round, solid tannins has a 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, and a long, lingering finish with a pleasant and harmonious balance of fruit and oak.

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About Montes:

With the release of the first Montes Alpha wine back in 1988, Montes became one of the first premium wineries of Chile. Their premise, a clear belief that Chile had an untapped potential as a producer of quality wines, made them a benchmark for other wineries to follow. Its original four partners' total involvement and the continuous help of the angels that decorate their labels was key to their success. Two decades later, Montes is the fifth most important winery of Chile where Aurelio Montes continues leading the winemaking area with the same passion as the first day. Hard work and total focus on quality has led Montes to be one of the most successful and respected quality-driven wineries in Chile as they continue pioneering and breaking new grounds in wine.