1999 MONTES Cabernet
a most famous Chilean wine producer comes an amazing jewel of a red.
Medium bodied, very soft and very complex, it carries a tantalizing
bouquet of very forward aromas of coffee and herbs, with dark fruit
riding in the back seat. Additionally, elements of menthol and cola
reveal themselves. On the palate, the fruit comes forward, with flavors
of oh so ripe black cherries and plums, with a nice long finish of smoky
bacon or ham and some nuances of chocolate. 70% Cab, 30% Carmenere, this
lovely is loaded with interest.