Montes Reserve Malbec

Name: Montes Reserve
Type: Red
Grape: Malbec
Origin: Chile
Year: 2005
Producer: Montes
Price: $10.99

The label says that this wine has “brambly fruit on the nose.” I’ll have to look that one up because I’ve never heard of the word “brambly” and it certainly conveys no information to me as a modifier for the word “fruit.” The nose is fruity and so potent that it seems like I’m getting thistles up my nose when I smell it. I decanted this bad boy for about three hours so whatever charms it has, it’s showing me. The initial flavor is so-so but there are some soft tannins and some spicy flavors on the finish. It’s a nice Chilean Malbec, but that’s a small crowd of competitors.

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