Price:  £8.50 | Case Rate: £8.08
Ex Tax: £7.08

Vina Montes - Central Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Information

  • Country: Chile
  • Wine Region: Central Valley
  • Wine Maker: Aurelio Montes
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grape Percentage: Cabernet Sauvignon 85% / Merlot 15%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Food Matching

Food Matching

This wine, like most Chilean Cabernet Sauvignons, makes an excellent wine for an informal dinner party or a drinks party, though you can also dress it up a notch – it is in fact a definitive “smart-casual wine”. It will enhance most red meats in most European-style preparations: beef, sausages, duck; stews, barbecues, roasts. It will also work with most cheeses. Things to avoid: most fish (though it can work with tuna), creamy sauces, anything too spicy or salty.

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 90 (2011) WS: 85 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

Intense ruby-red color. The nose has layer upon layer of caramel, cinnamon and candy with hints of mint, but without any dominance of oak. A spicy, full-flavored wine, with good body, fruit and firm tannins and an engaging strong finish. Drink now or cellar for a few years.

Winery Information

Vina Montes

A winery like no other, Montes has driven Chile?s ultra-premium wine image from the outset. Since 1988 founder Aurelio Montes and his partners have captivated us with wines of the highest quality and singular design, setting a global standard to follow. Montes Winery brings Chile?s most unique vineyard sites to life capturing their expression through disciplined winemaking, modern technology, and meticulous attention to detail.A true vanguard of Chilean winemaking, Aurelio Montes? greatest.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2011)90 pts

eRobertParker.com #204 Dec 2012 - Neal Martin - The 2011 Montes Classic Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with 15% Merlot and offers a simple black currant, vanilla and violet bouquet that is joyful and well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannin, crisp raspberry and dark cherry fruit, zesty acidity and lovely focus on the finish. At this price, it would be hard to find a better Cabernet. Drink now-2016.

Wine Spectator (2013)85 pts

April 2015 - Red plum and dusty berry flavors are matched to a crisp, granular minerality. The crunchy finish has notes of green herb.