2012 Montes Alpha Merlot, Colchagua Valley (750ml)

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Country: Chile
Region: Colchagua Valley
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Review Score: 90WE, 88V
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Blackberry and spice aromas are earthy, leathery and stalky. This is youthful and tannic at this point, while oaky flavors of clove and wood spice ride heavily atop blackberry and dark plum fruit. Oak notes and firm tannins indicate that this will be best from late 2015 through 2018.

90 points, Wine Enthusiast (Mar 2015)

Brilliant ruby. Smoke- and spice-accented cherry and dark berry aromas are complicated by suggestions of cracked pepper and vanilla. Smooth, sweet and open-knit, showing good heft to its juicy blackberry and cherry-vanilla flavors. Generous, supple wine with good closing punch and easygoing tannins.

88 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous (May 2015)