Awarded 90 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their September 2018 edition review of Cinsault by Alistair Cooper MW (see blue link below)
Outer Limits By Montes Old Roots Itata Cinsault 2016 - Sept 2018 Decanter review
Montes was established in 1988 by Aurelio Montes, Douglas Murray, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand, with the aim to produce the best wines in Chile from the best regions. We have long admired Montes and what they have done for Chilean wine over the past three decades. Their wines are consistently good because they are meticulous throughout the entire production process. The Outer Limits wines were born out of Aurelio Montes' desire to push Chilean viticulture in a new direction. Due to the balance and concentration in the Outer Limits wines, they can be enjoyed now or allowed to age for a few years, rewarding with a wonderfully complex bouquet.
The Cinsault vineyards are located in the Bularco sector of the Itata Valley in southern Chile. It was here that the first vines in Chile were planted nearly 500 years ago.
Upon arrival at the winery, the fruit was crushed and pressed before fermentation took place in open-top fermenters. The wine was then aged in third-use barrels for four months and lightly filtered prior to bottling.
The Outer Limits Cinsault has a lively ruby red colour. The nose shows an ample blend of fresh red and blue berries, hints of caramel, candied apples, sweet spices, floral notes and a subtle touch of tobacco. Smooth on the palate with light tannins, a delicate body and a juicy, fresh finish.