Red

2006 Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Chile
  • Rapel Valley
  • Colchagua Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 93

  • Vinophil2000 Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 6, 2021 - Immer Keller Dormagen, bzw. Erlangen.
    Füllstand: Into-neck-high fill. 50 mm langer schöner Naturkorken. 14,5 Prozent Alkohol. Geschmacklich ok, nicht so bekömmlich.
    Ins Glas: Aromen von Wild, Frucht, Sekundäraromen, Reife und Frucht halten sich die Wage, typischer Cabernet-Noten.
    Am Gaumen wirkt dieser Wein dann allerdings als wenn der Wein eine kleinen Teil Merlot oder ähnliches im Verschnitt bekommen hat. Jedenfalls nicht so streng und Tanninherb wie andere 100% Cabernet aus Frankreich oder Italien, sondern gefälliger. Nachtrag: die letzten 250 ml am zweiten Tag waren dank Vakuum und Kühlschrank auch noch sehr gut! Viel Satz in der Flasche.

    ENGLISH: Needs 30-45 Minutes to open fully and benefits from air. Dark fruit, herbs, secondary aromas. Much smoother than a Cabernet dominated Bordeaux. Kind of silky. Was some Merlot added?
    Medium concentration and medium lenght. Works well solo ant with beef or lamb. Would wait longer than three years to consume your last bottles. Will not improof.

    New World style at it´s peak or 2-3 years past it´s peak but still very pleasent. Drink: 2010-2025, Peak: 2012-2022.

    Sowohl Solo als auch als Essensbegleiter gut.

    89-90 Punkte / Points.

  • brasstab Likes this wine: 90 points

    September 5, 2020 - Smelled like a barn -- and not a pleasant one -- upon opening, but then it opened up and became an inviting forest, a wholly elegant surprise. Medium-bodied, hints of oak and smooth tannins.

  • WineDoDo Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 3, 2018 - I'm trying to purge my cellar of wines that are well past their drinking windows. This wine was supposedly 3 years past its recommended drinking window, but it was impressive. The telltale Chilean light tar/leather/dark fruit nose is still very prominent. The legs glide down the glass as if in slow motion. It still coats the mouth with a silky, velvety feel. Up front, it tastes of blackberries and very ripe blueberries, followed mid-palate by an herbaceous hint, and the soft tannins create a mouth-watering, lingering finish. No matter what the price point (inexpensive), this was a well structured wine that was a sheer joy to drink. Regrettably, this was my last bottle of this vintage.
    The wine looks inky colored. The legs are slow. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like blackberry, tobacco, black pepper, plum and tar. It tastes like blackberry, blueberry, forest floor and stems. The body is medium/full. The wine has silky texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has low acidity.

    3 people found this helpful Comments (1)
  • dsimmons Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 26, 2017 - Drinking above its pedigree.

  • icury wrote: 90 points

    February 20, 2017 - What a nice surprise

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  • By John Szabo, MS
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    7/6/2009 (link)

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  • By David Lawrason
    7/2/2009 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    March/April 2009, IWC Issue #143 (link)

    (Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Alpha Colchagua Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Campbell Mattinson
    2/20/2009 (link)

    (Montes Alpha Apalta Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By David Lawrason
    12/29/2008 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Montes
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Chile
  • Region Rapel Valley
  • SubRegion Colchagua Valley
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 715126000116

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 436 (37%)
  • Consumed 734 (63%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Braised short ribs that deserved a better wine., dunkles Fleisch, Solo, Steak, unter Umständen auch Lamm, wenn es würzig und kräftig ist., Wild

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