MONTES LIMITED SELECTION
Cabernet Sauvignon - Carmenère
From our estate in the Apalta Valley. Aurelio considered releasing a pure Carmenère wine, but after trialling many combinations, decided that this blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Carmenère brought forward the best of both varieties. Aged in American oak and with only one soft filtering.Beautiful, intense ruby-red color, with an elegant aroma of chocolate, cigar box and coffee, plus touches of vanilla and butterscotch.
Medium-bodied, soft and generous, with a long aftertaste. Decanting is recommended at least 30 minutes before serving. It can be cellared for up to four years or enjoyed now.
Denomination of Origin: Colchagua Valley.
Robert Parker89 pointsFeb. 20122010Guía Peñín, Spain92 pointsJan, 20122010Natalie McLean89 pointsOct. 15, 20112009Wine Advocate90 pointsDec. 20102008International Wine Review88 pointsFeb. 20102008Wine Spectator86 pointsMay 2010
2007Wine Spectator86 pointsFeb. 2009
Wine and Food Attributes
Earthy, long finish, Cabernet fruit with spice and extension.
The earthiness and spice that is added by the Carmenère needs a rich dish. Rib roast with a juniper or currant au jus will increase the pronounced black fruit of the Cabernet-Carmenère.