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Montes Alpha Carmenère 2012 Wine Review

Montes Alpha Carmenère 2012

Montes Alpha Carmenère 2012

Colchagua Valley, Chile

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Montes

Agent: Vin Vino Wine Merchants Inc.

Natalie's Score: 93/100

Can they do no wrong? Let's not jinx it. This Carmenere (aka Merlot) is incredibly concentrated rich and deep with fleshy black plums that you can dive head first into. Wow. This wine is aged for 12 months n French oak barrels. Another phenomenal wine from Montes ...

Carmenère food pairings: wine-braised beef, turkey with heavy sauces, wild boar, bison chili.

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This Montes Alpha Carmenère 2012 was reviewed on June 27, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

This 2012 Carmenere was produced using dry farming methods. This is the practice of relying on just natural rainfall amounts and no other (or strictly controlled) irrigation. The result should be more condensed, flavourful and smaller berries. Lots of concentrated black fruit flavours, plum, cherry, chocolate, floral, toast, earthiness. A very nice wine indeed. Full-bodied,smooth, medium+ acidity, lingering fruit finish. At $20 it won't break the budget. Serve with finer cuts of beef, hearty beef stew, BBQ hamburger.
Tasted: June 2015
Sustainably dry farmed with controlled irrigation, this is a terrific Chilean red wine for the money. - Community Wine Reviews

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