Montes 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon-Carmenere - 89pts

Montes 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon-Carmenere (Apalta Vineyard) Colchagua Valley - Chile

Availability: BCLDB stores

Cost: $19.90

Alcohol: 14.5%

Date Tasted: January 21st, 2010

Tasting Notes: Loads of fruit concentration in this dark-ruby wine from top Chilean producer Montes. A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Carmenere this read-to-drink pleaser has a medium intense nose of toasted oak, cassis and warm spice aromas with mineral notes.

The full-bodied palate offers flavours of concentrated cassis from the Cabernet with underlying spice from the Carmenere. Lovely texture from integrated tannins and good acidity makes this wine very easy to drink solo or match with BBQ'd red meats. Very balanced medium finish. Drink now through 2012. - LC

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