I previously tasted the 2013 of this wine and enjoyed it at the Chilean wine show so I bought this one. Dark in color with an odd, almost woody nose. On the mid palate there are some noticeable mint notes, something I am not fond of, along with some dark red cherries. The mint notes died down as it breathed, but were still there. On the medium length finish there’s some nice dryness, tannins and complexity. I would give it an -88. Not bad, but not great either. If I had more I would return them 🙁 Not sure if they are simply having consistency issues or what …
From the LCBO web site:
Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon — VINTAGES#: 322586
STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth $19.95
Release Date:April 1, 2016
Alcohol/Vol 14.0% Made in: Colchagua Valley, Chile By: Montes S.A.Sugar Content: 9 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style:Full-bodied & Smooth Varietal:Cabernet/Merlot Description: What do you get when you combine one of Chile’s most renowned producers with the world’s most famous grape? Near perfection, that’s what. Concentrated, complex and generously fruity and fresh. Enjoy this with grilled meats and people you wish to impress.