Montes Alpha Malbec 2016 – JACK’S WINE PICKS OF THE WEEK: 05/14/2020-05/21/2020

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Jack’s Picks of the Week: 05/14/2020-05/21/2020
OR while supplies last!

Montes Alpha Malbec 2016
Chile – Colchagua Valley

Wine Maker’s Notes: A deep ruby red color with an intense violet hue. The nose shows a perfect combination of potency and delicacy, with pronounced aromas of ripe red fruits such as sour cherries in syrup intermingled with a subtle fragrance of violets and wild¬flowers, while a touch of crème de cassis, jam, and anise appear on the backdrop to complete the aromatic pro le characteristic of our Alpha Malbec. The generous palate has tremendous volume and a sensation of sweetness from aging in French oak barrels. The perfectly round tannins lend structure and a long, lingering finish. This Malbec pairs very well with most red and white meats, although it has a special affinity with grilled pork and chicken, especially with barbecue sauce. It is also very good with beef stew, spicy beef, and Mexican mole dishes.

Blend: 95% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

 

91 Point Wine Enthusiast: Although this wine smells a bit pointy up front, enough ripe blackberry and cassis on the nose offsets olive and leather notes. A jammy, plump palate is more widespread than compact, while flavors of oak, tobacco, spice and berry fruits are integrated and finish long and fairly complex.

Retail: $21.99
On Sale Thru 05/21: $18.59

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