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(2016) Nice hint of softness to the colour and the rim. A touch of gravy browning, but there’s a pleasing floral cherry and violet lift to this too. A hint of briar adds Pinot complexity. The palate has a lovely rich red fruit juiciness but also spice and warmth earthiness, the finish of fruit and spice. No UK retail at present.
(2016) Very nice lifted aromas, certainly showing plenty of the fruit and herby/floral character, plenty of fat black fruit, that comes through to the palate with a depth of fruit sweetness and gloss, the palate a little bit of weight and juiciness, a touch harsh just in the finish, the tannins and acid a little grainy, but a wine that needs a little time perhaps.
(2016) A touch dusty and gravelly, with tight black fruit. Dry and savoury palate, a black olive dryness and savouriness, with really mouth-coating, dry tannins. Feels as though it needs some time, as those dusty, grippy tannins dominate the finish.
(2016) Cedar and a touch of tobacco or truffle. There is a hint of lively Cabernet olive, then soft black fruit meets a hit of structure. A wine with plenty of acid punch to match the fruit.
(2016) 70% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc a blend of Gualtallary and Valle de Uco fruit from sandy loam over calcium carbonate coated gravels, aged in French oak for 10 months. A little dusty raciness, with cool black fruit and a little peppery spice, with a palate of sweet black fruit, tighter and more lean and racy than the Estate Malbec, finishing with spice and fresh acidity. Price quoted for the 2013 vintage.
(2016) Grapes are harvested by hand from a blend of high density vineyards located in the sub region of Vista Flores as well as two areas in Tupungato. These are gravelly, alluvial soils with abundant stones, but with limited active limestone presence. A certain meatiness, but a delicate oak note and very good raciness. The palate still has bold, deep plum fruit, but the edge of the cedar and spice, and the creamy texture, delicious and well balanced wine.
(2016) This was a tank sample, so the score is provisional. From Agrelo in Lujan de Cuyo at 960 metres altitude and organic certified vineyards. Fine liquoricy, cherry and red plum fresh nose. There’s a lot of palate freshness too, a touch of mineral saltiness, and definitely racy.
(2015) >From vineyards sited at 1,200 metres in the hip and happening Gualtallary sub-region of the Mendoza's Uco Valley, one third was aged in French oak. There's honey, almond and mealiness to spare in an attractive aromatic profile that is also about sweet apple fruit. On the palate it is powerfully nutty and concentrated, a big, dry and enveloping style of Chardonnay that is carefully oaked and retains plenty of biting acidity. Mouth-filling with a rolling texture, it might be an interesting wine to taste again after five years or so, to see if it has eased out just a little, allowing the fruit to come further forward.
(2015) With 5% Malbec in the blend, 80% of this spends a year in French oak. Fruit is mostly from vines that are over 50 years old in selected Mendoza regions. Less overtly plush than the Malbec, but with a tight, blackcurrant fruit and again that incense-like quality coming through, a touch of olive or herbs adding signature Cabernet notes. Though a little more structured than the Malbec on the palate - slightly tighter tannins, slightly keener acidity - there is some plush enjoyment in the mouth, enough coffee and chocolate to add smoothing richness, in a wine that Montes reckon has 10 year plus of cellaring potential.
(2008) 40% Shiraz, 20% Malbec, 20% Merlot and 20% Tannat. 18 months in half and half French and American oak. Lots of oak here, lots of spice. A slightly dusty note. There's a powerful backbone of acidity and very tight tannin that gives this a stripe of liquorice.
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