96 points Alejandro Iglesias (Decanter): "With the 1996 vintage of Montes Alpha M, Aurelio Montes jolted the high-end Chilean wine scene into life. 2018 was another superb year for this Cabernet Sauvignon, which is topped off with Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot to achieve a sophisticated expression of blackberry, cherry, blackcurrant, graphite and oak alongside good structure, fine, juicy tannins and a finish of blackcurrant jam. Drinking Window: 2021-2030. (6/28/21)"
95 points Wine Spectator: "[$110 list] efined and powerful, with juicy richness to the raspberry tart, red plum and red currant flavors that are backed by vibrant acidity and tannins. The creamy finish is fine-textured, lingering with mineral and spice. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Drink now through 2027. (10/15/21)"
95 points/'Chilean Wines of the Year,' Tim Atkin, MW: "(14.8%). Reflecting a shift in style across the top of the Montes range towards less extraction and oak, this is a dense, serious, but well-balanced cuvée of Cabernet Sauvignon with 20% Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Serious, ageworthy stuff, with polished tannins, well-handled 80% new barrels, pastille, mint and blackberry fruit and a stony, refreshing, satisfying finish. 2023-32. (2021)"
|Blend||Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot|