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1997 Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Chile
  • Rapel Valley
  • Colchagua Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • Baron Slick wrote: 94 points

    October 26, 2020 - This has reached its glorious potential. Deep and complex bouquet of cherries, sous bois, tobacco, old saddle leather, and menthol. It's so shapely and balanced, with power and freshness that added depth and complexity to sweet fruit flavors and savory overtones, all of which gain and develop even further in the glass. Truly thrilling.

  • PSPatrick wrote: 89 points

    August 25, 2018 - BBQ at our house. The Bodegas Riojanas ViƱa Albina Reserva 1976 that was intended to go with the steak was corked, this was the best alternative readily available at room temperature. The Montes Alpha Cabernet 1997 offered black currant, dark cherry, mint, bell pepper, herbaceous notes and spice on the nose and palate, with good acidity and good to very good length. The medium- to full-bodied wine had average complexity, the tannin was still present. Good value.

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  • europat55 wrote: 91 points

    September 27, 2013 - Gorgeous wine. Still drinking very well, but appears to be leaning toward the end of it's useful life.

  • Klugi Wine wrote: 90 points

    August 22, 2011 - Very fine and
    distinguished wine. Subtle nose of casis ( not as predominant as in other chilean wines). Very smooth and velvety on the palate. Should keep for another 2-5 years.

  • LopedeAguirre wrote: 90 points

    October 12, 2009 - Properly cellared, drank without decanting, a bit of brick on the edges, matured bouquet with some fruit and strong leather, well structured, solid, very long finish. Probably at its peak.
    No sediment.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2001, IWC Issue #95 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • 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 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 81 (64%)
  • Consumed 45 (36%)

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