Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Deep, intense ruby red color with a striking violet tone. The nose shows its habitual elegance and exhibits potent aromas of ripe red and black fruits such as plums, figs, and blackberries. Soft notes of black pepper and charcuterie intermingle with interesting aromas of tobacco and butterscotch from the French oak, which lend complexity and heighten the seductive aromatic profile of this classic Chilean wine. The robust palate is very well balanced with nicely rounded tannins. Its excellent structure and volume lead to a remarkable and pleasing finish that is very consistent with the nose.
This wine pairs well with red meats, stir-fried beef, spaghetti with Bolognese sauce, and lamb chops with Cabernet-mushroom sauce.
Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
With the release of the first Montes Alpha wine back in 1988, Montes became one of the first premium wineries of Chile. Their premise, a clear belief that Chile had an untapped potential as a producer of quality wines, made them a benchmark for other wineries to follow. Its original four partners' total involvement and the continuous help of the angels that decorate their labels was key to their success. Two decades later, Montes is the fifth most important winery of Chile where Aurelio Montes continues leading the winemaking area with the same passion as the first day. Hard work and total focus on quality has led Montes to be one of the most successful and respected quality-driven wineries in Chile as they continue pioneering and breaking new grounds in wine.
A full body wine. Chocolate, walnut and currant notes. Bright and firm. Lovely texture and solid.
92 Points James Suckling.