Review Updated on 2017-07-06
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Rating 82
Style Red
Blend , Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vintage 2012
Appellation
Rapel Valley
Central Valley
Chile
ABV 14.5%
Price $78.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Special Occasion Splurges, Steak Dinner, Winning Over the Boss

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot , Tempranillo

Montes Alpha ‘M’ 2012 Review

Proof that Chile can hold its own among the regions more famously known for Bordeaux blends, though it comes with a high price tag. It has an intense, dark-fruited, typical Cabernet Sauvignon-noted nose with a hefty dose of both vanilla and green bell pepper. The palate is more restrained – closer to a warm vintage Bordeaux than Napa Valley – with quite a bit of sweet and savory spice added in as well. An interesting selection for big Cab lovers looking to splurge on something new.

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Montes Alpha ‘M’ 2012
Proof that Chile can hold its own among the regions more famously known for Bordeaux blends, though it comes with a high price tag. It has an intense, dark-fruited, typical Cabernet Sauvignon-noted nose with a hefty dose of both vanilla and green bell pepper. The palate is more restrained – closer to a warm vintage Bordeaux than Napa Valley – with quite a bit of sweet and savory spice added in as well. An interesting selection for big Cab lovers looking to splurge on something new.

Reviewed On: 07-05-2017
82
POINTS
Montes Alpha ‘M’ 2012
Proof that Chile can hold its own among the regions more famously known for Bordeaux blends, though it comes with a high price tag. It has an intense, dark-fruited, typical Cabernet Sauvignon-noted nose with a hefty dose of both vanilla and green bell pepper. The palate is more restrained – closer to a warm vintage Bordeaux than Napa Valley – with quite a bit of sweet and savory spice added in as well. An interesting selection for big Cab lovers looking to splurge on something new.

Reviewed On: 07-05-2017