Friday, March 16, 2012

Montes Alpha M Santa Cruz 2004 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Fragrant, ripe, wild berries and cherry complimented by coffee notes on the nose

Full bodied and richly textured on the palate

Beautiful layers of tea, wild berries, cedar, and chocolate on the finish

Summary:

This is an outstanding wine and I've been wanting to try it for a while. It's considered to be one of the great wines of Chile. I had the good forture of grabbing a bottle on closeout for $40, and at this price I'd buy a lot more. The problem is, the wine usually retails for $90.

The 2004 is drinking incredibly well, probably at its peak. It has ripe fruit and lots of layers, all of which are beautifully integrated and harmonious. A real treat for sure.

Pour this with good friends and enjoy the richness and length that will compliment a wide variety of fine dishes. Savor the moment, and raise a glass!

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