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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Montes Alpha M 2009
Montes Alpha M 2009
(search item no. 115692)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $75.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 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:

Montes Alpha M is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. A powerful wine with very good level of soft and rounded tannins. Intense dark red color. The wine is elegant and has a very well defined character. The Petit Verdot is adding an extra element of complexity. There is an pleasant and harmonious marriage of fruit and the French oak. The structure of this wine will keep it for at least 20 years. On the palate, it is perfectly balanced, full-bodied and superbly voluptuous on the mid-palate with a rewarding, lingering after taste of mature grapes and acidity that reflects its superb structure.
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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.