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2006 Montes Alpha M

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Chile
  • Rapel Valley
  • Colchagua Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 49

  • westwood Likes this wine: 90 points

    September 12, 2021 - Wonderful dark notes-good with grilled beef

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • burgburgburg Does not like this wine: 88 points

    May 11, 2020 - This bottle was kept since 2010. Served from a small decanter. Rich and intense black fruits and herbal aroma. High viscosity, dense, and sappy palate. High tannin in after taste. Oak influence shadowed the fruit. Low in acidity. A big but unbalanced wines. Need to pair with oily foods.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • stoneb Likes this wine:

    March 14, 2020 - Forgot to jot down notes on this, but a well made, modern style, fruit dominated blend. Better with grilled steak than by itself. Very good, though probably better 3-4 years ago. Try again in a more current vintage.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • vinodolphin Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 2, 2019 - The only disappointment is that it is my last one. Wonderful.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • jkscully Likes this wine:

    March 17, 2019 - This is from the Apalta reigion of the Colchagua Valley. 80% Cabernet with the rest Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petite Verdot. This wine has a canopy of flavors, but they are different flavors than Bordeaux. The fruit is black fruit: figs, plums, and black burrants. I also get milk chocolate, espresso, herbs (sweet basil, thyme, bay leaf, lots of violet), leather, and maduro tobacco (as noted by the critic for Wine Spectator; hoity toity, indeed, but yes, with its sweet profile, this is “ripe” and “matured” tobacco rather than just plain old tobacco). There is an underlying sweetness, most notably licorice. The finish is distinctively Chilean: smokey with a hint of white pepper and curry. Good orange acidity on the finish, though this wasn’t a bright wine. “Dark” and “brooding” seems more apt.

    The fruit tasted a little stewed at first, but with about 2 hours of air, this all came together. Plush, round and supple, with well-balanced alcohol (14.5%), I thought it was drinking very well at this point in its development. Some people on CT have said that this wine tastes mature, but I thought it was drinking great with plenty of life ahead. All in all, a very impressive wine. It makes me want to try more from Chile.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • Report 21: The Chilean Wine Revolution, 2/15/2010 (link)

    (Montes "M" (c) Colchagua Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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

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

Sommelier Journal

  • By Ruth Tobias
    December 15, 2010 (link)

    (Montes Alpha M) First released in 1991, the Alpha M marked Montes’s entrance into icon winemaking. A blend of 80% Cabernet, 10% Merlot, and 5% each Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, aged 18 months in new French oak, it displays a dark color and a distinct nose of melted chocolate and hazelnuts that belie its careful balance and long finish. Chile's Colchagua Valley

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Montes
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Alpha M
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Chile
  • Region Rapel Valley
  • SubRegion Colchagua Valley
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 032609000099

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 460 (51%)
  • Consumed 434 (49%)

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Community Recommendations

grilled vegatables, Rosbif

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