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2016 MONTES Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon

MONTES Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

23.99* CAD

$23.99* * Suggested retail price

  • 448 case(s) available

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Trialto
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 322586
  • Format
  • Format
  • 12x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • Specialty
  • Status
  • Status
  • Available
  • Country
  • Country
  • Chile
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Denominación de origen (DO)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Valle Central
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Valle del Rappel, Valle de Colchagua
  • Classification
  • Classification
  • Estate bottled - embotellado en origen
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 90 %
    Merlot 10 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • About this winery

    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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Press reviews

  • - 92 Points -

    March 2019

    "What we saved in 2016 was good," says Aurelio Montes Junior, and this Cabernet from Apalta and Marchigüe proves his point. Bright, minty and well structured, it handles its 30% new wood easily, finishing with the freshness of a cooler year.

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  • - 90 Points -

    November 2018

    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... 

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  • - 90 Points -

    February 2019

    Deeply concentrated and full-bodied Chilean Cabernet with aromas of fleshy black plums and some eucalyptus. This winery practises sustainable dry farming. This wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. Pair with grilled meats.

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