A beautiful Chardonnay from the heart of Casablanca in the North of Chile. This Chardonnay ticks all the boxes for us. Bursting with flavour and a complex nose, it smacks of tropical fruit, such as banana, mango and pineapple. However, is also hints at its proximity to the ocean with flavours of grapefruit also detectable. Underlying this are tones of vanilla from the oak.
92 / 100 James Suckling, July 2015:
A rich and flavorful chardonnay with hints of vanilla and sliced cooked apple. Full body, plenty of fruit and hints of toasted oak. Only about 40% new oak and 20% malo – this gives it a fascinating brightness and richness. Better 2016.
You can read more about the winemakers: Montes.