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Viña Montes is a modern-day success story. Started in only 1988, Montes has quickly realized the dream of its founders: pioneering the production of premium quality, “first-growth” Chilean wine respected by critics and trade, while elevating the winemaking profile of Chile on the world stage. Reaching such lofty goals in a very short period of time makes one wonder if the original founders Aurelio Montes, Douglas Murray, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand had an angel watching over their...
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Most Chilean cabernet sauvignon comes from the Maipo Valley but Montes produces this wine from the warmer Colchagua Valley. 50% comes from the home vineyards in Apalta and the rest from Marchigue. Expect aromas of pure cassis and blackberry fruit with mint and eucalyptus plus some dark chocolate tones and mild well integrated oak spice. It is pure, vibrant and fresh with good focus with fine tongue tickling tannins. It is well balanced and juicy with very good length. Some bottle age will help with integration...See detailed press review