Friday, October 17, 2008

Montes, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007, Classic Series, Chile

From the Colchagua Valley in Chile comes this playful Cabernet Sauvignon... it's a deep colorful wine, (literally and figuratively) and I found myself enjoying it more as it breathed.

The color is a dark ruby, and fruity aromas prevail with a wisp of smoked bacon, probably from the American oak, caramel, and a hint of tree bark. Flavors of chocolate mint, spices and red berries dance on the palate. The firm tannins mean you can lay down a few bottles for a couple of years, or you can just drink it now. The alcohol content is 14.5% but doesn't overpower the great flavor profile. This is a bargain at around $12 per bottle.

Another sign that Chile is on the right track.

©2008 photo by Dave Trieger


Anonymous said...

$12 what a bargain, we just picked it up in Milwaukee for $35! It has a very nice mix of flavours. Just opened it now - it's breathing

Dave Trieger said...

$35? Was that the price for a bottle in a restaurant or a wine shop?

Anonymous said...

$7.99 @ Cost Plus World Market (in California)....

Ditto on the $35! Maybe that's the Montes Alpha (which should STILL be about the $20 mark).