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Saturday, June 12, 2010
May 17/10: Vina Montes tasting at Spoke Club
The Time and Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The Event: A tasting of recent Vina Montes wines with winemaker Aurelio Montes.
The Venue: Spoke Club
The Target Audience: wine writers
The Availability/Catalogue: some wines are here in Vintages or LCBO right now, others are coming later in the year. The agent is Whitehall.
The Quote/Background: Aurelio Montes spoke on organic methods in Chile and in his winery, and then led the wine tasting after an opening reception with Montes Cherub Rose Syrah 2009 (+37887, $14.95 Vintages). He spoke on the food pairing possibilities of the Cherub and on the Classics series.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Montes Folly 2006 ApaltaValley, $89.95 Vintages
-Montes Alpha M 2006 ColchaguaValley, $89.95 Vintages
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Montes Purple Angel 2007 ColchaguaValley, $49.95 Vintages late 2010 [carmenere]