50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec – impressive for the price.
Chile`s best Carmenere is a blend of 92% Carmenere and 8% Petit Verdot from Colchagua. Its intense youthful purple colour is typical. Rich, sumptuous spiced-fruit fills the senses. The palate is seamless, a smooth, velvet, fleshy body of dark fruits, chocolate and wonderful spices.
Pineapple and banana on the nose. Mango, passion fruit and a buttery creamy palate
We had a great time at Montes last year. Our favourite wine was this one: 100% Syrah grapes grown behind the winery on the upper slopes of Apalta where the soil is of ancient red sandstone and clay. The wine is stupendous with terrific concentration and complexity, of blue berries, black berries, wild herbs and spices. The label by Ralph Steadman is apparently evocative of the wild terrain high on the Apalta.
Black pepper notes with fresh red fruit and wild berry aromas
Rich, full in the mouth but elegant aftertaste
A delightfully crisp, dry wine with a pronounced nose of roses and red fruit