Montes Alpha-Alplta Vyd Syrah Colchagua 2006

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A wonderful wine with cedar aromas mocha flavors crisp and youthful and firm with mulberry flavors. Full bodied yet graceful and a great great value.

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One of Chile’s most renowned winemakers – Auriello Montes Sr. – blazed the path of bringing his country’s premium selections to the world when he joined forces with wine industry vet Douglas Murray and partners Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand in 1988. Together, they formed Viña Montes, which became the standard for premium Chilean wines with the introduction of... Read more
One of Chile’s most renowned winemakers – Auriello Montes Sr. – blazed the path of bringing his country’s premium selections to the world when he joined forces with wine industry vet Douglas Murray and partners Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand in 1988. Together, they formed Viña Montes, which became the standard for premium Chilean wines with the introduction of Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon. In the quarter century since then, the company has been instrumental in raising awareness, affinity, and acclaim for Chilean wines in over 100 countries worldwide. Hailing from Apalta in Chile’s Cochalgua Valley, Viña Montes produces 950,000 cases annually through its vineyards La Finca de Apalta (in Apalta); El Arcangel Estate (in Marchigue); and Los Nogales Estate (in Curico). Among the company labels are Montes Alpha “M,” Montes Folly, Purple Angel, Montes Alpha, Montes Classic Series, Montes Cherub, and Montes Twins. In 2004, a new cellar was created at Apalta through an investment of more than US$7 million. Chilean architect Samuel Claro, from the Claro and Swinburn Agency, created the space, which was decorated by Paula Gutierrez, a nationally renowned designer. Here, technology and equipment reside in a peaceful environment incorporating Feng Shui elements – water, air, metal and wood- to encourage harmony and a positive atmosphere, enhancing the total experience and resulting wines. Read less
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Member Reviews for Montes Alpha-Alplta Vyd Syrah Colchagua

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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2.50 5
04/12/2010

This was not very complex but very easy to drink. loads of varying black fruits and a little spice/cinnamon.


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
4.00 5
10/16/2011

One of my favorite vineyards in Chile. Very sophisticated syrah. Medium bodied and extremely balanced with notes of pepper and soft spice. Long, lasting finish. Although not to easy to find I would always pick up a bottle of this if I see it.


Snooth User: lingprof
1556071,108
4.00 5
09/11/2009

The key word for me is "dark". Everything dark is in this wine: dark coffee, black tea, earth.


Snooth User: winescribbler
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4.00 5
09/07/2008

Superb with cheese - especially Grana Padano http://www.spittoon.biz/the_mysterious_case_of_the_mis.html


Snooth User: agentyikes
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1.00 5
07/10/2009

Fruity and smooth.


Snooth User: Claudio Mattos
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4.00 5
09/09/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Montes Alpha-Alplta Vyd Syrah Colchagua

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/21/2010

Farbe: intensives Rubinrot. Aromen von schwarzen Kirschen und frisch geschälter Vanille. Im Gaumen konzentriert und körperreich, mit Noten von Cassis und Pflaumen. Weiche und reife Tannine. Langer und eleganter Abgang.


External Review
02/24/2010

Montes Alpha Syrah 2006: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate), lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Colchagua ValleyWeingut: MontesRebsorte: Syrah, Cabernet SauvignonRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein


External Review
02/02/2009

A Syrah wine from in Chile. 2006 Montes Syrah Alpha Apalta Vineyard 750ml


External Review
04/12/2011

92 Points - The Wine NewsDefined freshness in a bouquet that imparts black cherry, plum, licorice and espresso bean. Accessible black cherry flavors with a compote-like sweetness. Dry, spicy finish


External Review
02/28/2009

The 2006 Alpha Syrah Apalta Vineyard is purple colored with an enticing nose of game, espresso, earth, and blueberry. This leads to an elegantly-styled Syrah with spicy blue and black fruit flavors, good depth, and a fruit-filled finish. Enjoy it ove... Robert Parker. A Syrah wine from in Chile. 2006 Montes Syrah Alpha Apalta Vineyard 750ml


External Review
10/26/2010

92 Points - The Wine News"Defined freshness in a bouquet that imparts black cherry, plum, licorice and espresso bean. Accessible black cherry flavors with a compote-like sweetness. Dry, spicy finish imbued with fine-grain tannins and a suggestion of black pepper."91 Points - Wine Spectator"Richly layered, with ambitiously styled fig, mocha, espresso and bittersweet cocoa, backed by a lush beam of boysenberry fruit. Fleshy and toasty through the finish, with the dark fruit lingering well in the background. Drink now through 2010. 35,000 cases made."91 Points - The Wine Advocate"The 2006 Alpha Syrah Apalta Vineyard is purple colored with an enticing nose of game, espresso, earth, and blueberry. This leads to an elegantly-styled Syrah with spicy blue and black fruit flavors, good depth, and a fruit-filled finish. Enjoy it over the next 4-6 years. "90 Points - International Wine Cellar"Deep red. Expressive, pungent aromas of red- and blackcurrant, cherry, cedar, tobacco and dried flowers. Already quite complex, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors, gentle tannins and slow-building candied floral character. Becomes spicier with air and finishes with gentle grip and very good juicy persistence."Winemaker's notes:From our "La Finca" Estate, in the Apalta Valley, The scarcest of our ALPHA line, it shows how promising the Apalta Valley slopes are. Yield is very low, only 6 tons per hectare. It has been aged in French oak for one year and had only one soft filtering. Aurelio has added 7% of Cabernet Sauvignon and a 3% of Viognier to the final blend. Of intense ruby red color, it has a great aroma with floral, tobacco and leathery notes. Strong and full bodied to the palate, with soft and mature tannins. A very long, elegant and satisfying after taste. A superb Syrah.Syrah 90% + Cabernet Sauvignon 7% + Viognier 3%



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A wonderful wine with cedar aromas mocha flavors crisp and youthful and firm with mulberry flavors. Full bodied yet graceful and a great great value.

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