There’s no question Vina Montes produces some of the best wines coming out of Chile these days, especially with their Purple Angel and Alpha M bottlings. They also produce some of the best values coming out of Chile. One of those great values is the 2009 Montes Cabernet Sauvignon-Carmenere Limited Selection from the Apalta Vineyard.
The Montes Cabernet Sauvignon-Carmenere Limited Selection is a great little QPR that over-delivers for its $10.99 price tag. Full-bodied and packs a lot of black fruits, spice, and structure for such a reasonably priced wine.
It received 90 points from the Wine Advocate and it received the highest score for a Chilean red from 2009 under $15 from James Molesworth of the Wine Spectator.
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Jay Miller, Wine Advocate 90 Points-- Glass-coating opaque purple; balsamic, incense, leather, and black fruits, dense, over-delivers.
Wine Spectator 88 Points-- Quite ripe, featuring soft but persistent fig sauce, blackberry and boysenberry flavors laced with cocoa and pudding hints. A lacing of graphite keeps this together on the finish. Drink now. 3,600 cases imported. -JM
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