Almost black in colour, reflecting the intense concentration of this powerful wine. The complex nose reveals ripe dark berry fruit, fresh fig and fine peppery spice. Harmoniously integrated, lush dark berry fruit, supple velvety tannins, spice, a lick of chocolate, with subtle oak rounding out the finish. Antu is an experimental range of wines for Montgras — with this one, they are definitely on the right track.
Opaque purple in colour with a savoury herbal nose of blackberries; full-bodied, dry, dark chocolate and black fruit flavours ending on ripe tannins.
Ruby purple. Black berries (cassis, blackberry), the well-dosed oak has slightly burnt notes, a sign of heavy toasting. Half to full-bodied, good balance and fine tannins, just tight enough but turning a bit rough in the finish, yet it remains fruity overall.
This is one of those wines that surprises you. You don’t expect the concentration of flavour and elegance of structure in a wine this price. Dense purple in colour, this Cabernet has an intense nose of cedar, cigar box and blackcurrant topped with a floral grace note. Medium-bodied, dry, richly extracted, ripe blackberry and blackcurrant flavours fill the palate ending on ripe, mellow tannins.
Delicate floral scents with citrus and green herbal notes open the way for supple green fruit and contrasting steely mineral in the mouth. Finishes with lingering crisp fruit and mouth-watering acidity.
Mellow-ripe citrus and tropical fruit with a whiff of banana on the nose lead the way for agreeably balanced lemon citrus and orchard fruit flavours supported by a touch of mineral grip. An easily affordable wine that pairs equally well with grilled salmon and roast chicken.
Thick on the palate with juicy blackberry, blackcurrant, inky plum, smoked meats, pipe tobacco, dried violets and dried desert scrub herbs. This bold Cabernet Sauvignon is much more refined in 2015 than in previous vintages, with the wood fading more into the background and the alcohol fieriness capped at a respectable 14 degrees. Cab Sauv from Rapel and Colchagua Valleys, plus 10% Merlot, go into this powerful red, one that 55% spent in French wood (1st, 2nd, 3rd use) for a year prior to bottling. Tannins are big and grippy but softened, while cedar and mint scent the briefer finish. Well done to freshen and modernize this compact red.