Montes Alpha Apalta Vineyard Carmenère 2008 Wine Review

Montes Alpha Apalta Vineyard Carmenère 2008
Colchagua, Chile
Community Score: 4.5/5
Community Reviews: 2
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Product #: 143230
Wine Type: Red Wine

Price: $19.95
Alcohol: 14.5%
Drink: Now
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml

Winery: Montes Alpha
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Natalie's Score: 90/100

A succulent, savoury red with aromas of black fruit, smoke and dark spices. Supple and enticing. Terrific price. Carmenère food pairings: slow-cooked roast beef with root vegetables.

This Montes Alpha Apalta Vineyard Carmenère 2008 was reviewed January 22, 2011 by


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Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

The 2008 Montes Alpha Carmenère is medium to full bodied with integrated, nicely aromatic red currant, cherry, prune, cedar, green pepper and coconut notes. Tannins are refined (decant for 30 min) and the finish is smooth and long. Despite being good to drink now, this wine should be aged a bit as it will nicely evolve for the next 8-10 years. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 91 pts - a recommended buy. Tasted Feb/11.
Starts with typical aromas of olive, herbs, spice and pepper, and there’s berry fruit underneath. The palate is racier and more staunch than the 2007, with cherry, olive, plum and a hint of raisin. Tightly formed, with a lively DNA and a tangy finish touched up by cocoa. Score: 88 Source: Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast

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