The complex nose offers outstanding aromas of ripe black fruits such as figs and blackberries complemented by notes of crème de cassis, while spices such as cayenne pepper appear over a back of dark chocolate, which masterfully envelopes subtle aromas of leather and tobacco. The palate with perfectly rounded tannins that trigger an explosion of the fruit on the mid-palate. 14.5% ABV.
Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon is a textbook example of what the grape can do in Chile. Blending grapes from three sub-regions in Colchagua and containing 10% Merlot, it has mint and blackcurrant pastille fruit, serious tannins and smooth chocolatey oak. 92 Points Tim Atkin.
The 1.5 litre bottle is 2013 vintage.