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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Montes Alpha Series Merlot 2009
Montes Alpha Series Merlot 2009
(search item no. 109268)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Merlot has a deep, intense red color. On the nose it presents red berries aromas, especially of cherry and strawberries, accompanied by interesting floral notes which are perfectly blended with the coffee and tobacco flavors associated from its twelve months of oak ageing.

On the palate it's a full-bodied wine of soft texture, deliciously plummy fruit flavors and mellow tannins. A wine of great finesse with a long, smooth and pleasant finish

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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.