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Montes Classic Series Merlot 2008

$11.99
$9.59

SKU 31040

750ml

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A young Merlot with six months american oak ageing. Elegant, refined and a marked fruitiness almost irresistible to Merlot lovers and to those who sample it for the first time. Strong, spicy black pepper, full of harmony and soft to the palate. Aurelio decided to blend 15% Cabernet Sauvignon with this Merlot, to better marry with the oak, and give structure and finesse that will also permit long term ageing. Denomination of Origin: Colchagua Valley.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Chile
Region Colchagua
Brand Montes
  • we87

Wine EnthusiastA bit rugged to start with, with solid berry and crusty dark aromatics. The palate has good size and cushion, with a creamy feel housing soft baked plum, herb, cough drop and vanilla flavors. A little woody on the finish, which fades with a modicum of grace. Neither edgy nor aggressive.

Michael Schachner, December 31, 2009
  • wa86

Wine AdvocateThe 2008 Malbec Classic Series is a fruity, forward expression of this increasingly popular grape. It has a degree of elegance, spicy, black cherry flavors, good balance, and a fruity finish. Drink it over the next three years.

Jay Miller, June 2009
  • ws85

Wine SpectatorTasty mixed berry fruit gets a shading of roasted vanilla and briar on the open-knit finish. Drink now. 60,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, July 31, 2009

Please Note: The Vineyard is not responsible for wine that arrives damaged due to heat or cold.