MONTES CLASSIC Malbec
Ruby red color, leaning to dark, intense red. Powerful, but with elegant flavors of plum and blackberry. A lovely butterscotch and slight spiciness is well integrated with subtle notes of vanilla from the oak ageing. A full-bodied wine, with ripe tannins and voluptuous mid-palate and a long, very enjoyable, finish.
2010Wine Advocate Robert Parker88 pointsFeb. 20122010Wine Spectator87 pointsDec. 20112009Wine Enthusiast87 pointsApr. 20112010Wine Enthusiast87 pointsFeb. 20112008Wine Advocate88 pointsNov. 20102008Robert Parker86 pointsOct. 2010
2008Wine Enthusiast86 pointsJul. 20102007Wine Spectator86 pointsFeb. 20092006Wine Access87 pointsOct. / Nov. 20082006Wine Enthusiast87 pointsDec. 20072005Wine Spectator87 pointsMay 15, 2007
Wine and Food Attributes
Fuller structure, but with higher acidity. Pairings more diverse.
This is a food lovers Malbec. Med bodied with more pronounced tannin it will pair well with pork dishes. A tenderloin with fennel and onions will bring out its herbal notes, and the smokiness of bacon will intensify its fruit.