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1998 Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Chile
  • Rapel Valley
  • Colchagua Valley
Drink between 2006 - 2009 (Edit)
CT89.2 6 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • margsinc wrote: 93 points

    August 13, 2010 - great wine, very smooth

  • vespasian wrote: 87 points

    August 14, 2009 - Hanging in there - alcohol is a little pronounced but there is some interesting complexity on the nose and palate and some cassis and mint flavours still remain. Proves that Chilean can age - more recent vintages will probably cellar even better.

  • wombat wrote: 92 points

    December 1, 2006 - Note: This has the "D.O. SANTA CRUZ ALPALTA VINEYARD" designation on the front label.
    Alcohol: 13.5%, Barrel Aging: 12 months in new French Oak Color: Dark Ruby center, 3 cm orange/brick rim Body/Texture: medium-full
    Aroma/Bouquet:
    Day 1: Closed, slight dark berry, smoke and earth.
    Day 2: Opened up. Cassis (dried berries?), strong blue cheese and funky earth, sublte smoke, and wood.
    Day 3: Blue cheese has disappeared. Earth, smoke, toasted oak, violet
    Flavor:
    Day 1: undefined fruit
    Day 2: Raspberry, blackberry with blue cheese on mid-palate. Nice 25-30 second berry finish
    Day 3: Blue cheese has morphed into earth plus cocoa.
    Complexity/Balance: Well integrated. Good fruit, still some acidity and (mostly) tamed, but substantial tannins. Complex.
    Overall Impression: Best on day 3. An outstanding wine.
    Cellaring Potential: Drink now if you like to have some powerful, though aged, fruit flavors along with earthy characteristics.

  • cigar52 wrote: 87 points

    April 24, 2002 - good underlying body and taste...covered somewhat with tannins...could be a 88 in a year or two

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 44 (59%)
  • Consumed 31 (41%)

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