Color: Deep red-purple
Nose: Black cherries, plums, and vanilla
Taste: Big and dense right from the get go. Beautiful tannins. Packs a wallop of good flavor that didn’t require airing time to appreciate. Silky and long finish.
Summary: Nicely balanced wine. I wasn’t really expecting to like this blend as much as I did.
If I had blind tasted this wine I would have pegged it at $30+ retail, and I would have been wrong. A nice value here.
The blend is 70% Cab and 30% Carmenere, and I dare say the Montes wine maker got his percentages right on!
This Limited Selection wine originates from Montes’ Apalta vineyards in Chile’s Colchagua valley.