2014 Montes "Classic" Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley
*#42 on the Top 100 wines of 2016, and a 'Best Values' designation* There's minerally freshness to the ripe dark plum, blackberry and cherry flavors, with peppery hints. Well-structured and crisp mid palate, featuring Asian spice and black fig notes on the finish. Drink now through 2020. (KM)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
I got exactly what I expected from the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Classic Series, a soft, polished, and easy to drink Cabernet that is both straightforward and pleasant. (LG)
Having placed in the top 50 of Wine Spectator's 2016 Top 100 list, the Montes Cabernet Sauvignon continues to be one of the world's best for its modest price. Aurelio Montes built up his winery to focus on a number of different varieties and price points, though it is arguably their Syrah and Cab programs which lead the pack. As good as their higher end, famous "icon" bottlings are, this Cabernet is possibly even more impressive for its value and consistency.