Saturday, 6 November 2010

Montes Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Casablanca Valley

Tasted 7/2010, c.£7.99. 2010 vintage now available (not tasted).
This demonstrates a varietal wine that Chile does really well, from one of my favourite producers, that goes from strength to strength. This is at the second level in the Montes hierarchy - riserva (or reserve) - selected grapes / blocks rather than just a straight blend. It's very well made and youthful, great to drink now. BUT it is more than a 'cheap' varietal. There's perhaps more expression of the grape than the terroir but it's all there - gooseberries on the nose with minerally overtones, a hint of damp grass and bell peppers too. It has a lovely balance of green fruits and fresh acidity, and is quite rich. Good finish. 16.5/20. The regular is good too at about £1.50 per bottle less.
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