With each passing year Montes' Pinots seem to get a little better. While subdued on the nose, this wine has an attractive nose of earth, rubber band and berry fruit. The palate is bigger and more substantive than the average Chilean Pinot, and it delivers full cherry and plum flavors along with a second layer of spice and chocolate. Not too angular in feel, but still it shows acidity and citrusy accents.
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Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.