Montes Limited Selection Cherub Rose of Syrah 2008
Montes Cherub is a blend of 100% Syrah from the Archangel Estate in Marchiqüe. The vineyards, atop western facing loam and clay slopes, receive cool breezes from the nearby Pacific Ocean. As a result, a slow, gentle grape maturation ensured the perfect balance of concentrated fruit and bright acidity - yield was 3.2 tons per acre. Once fully ripe, the grapes were hand-picked and carefully selected on rooftop sorting tables. After a very gentle crushing, the grapes were transported by gravity to the tanks below, where they underwent the classic French Vin d’une Nuit or Wine of the Night maceration for 6 to 8 hours at 50°F. The combination of this cold pre-fermentation maceration and cool evening temperatures result in a greater extraction of aromas and colour. This is an elegant, dry rosé wine. This seductive wine is fresh and well balanced. It has a bright intense pink color. Both on the nose and palate it has a distinct Syrah character, with some spiciness and hints of strawberries and lively floral flavors, mainly roses as well as orange peel. With good fruit concentration it shows richness in texture across the palate that leads to a delightfully long finish.
Good, not great. A touch too fruity to be taken seriously, but there's some nice strawberry fruit in here. Went well with roasted halibut.
Plenty of strawberry/cherry lashed fruit with the dry tannins giving a sophisticated mouthful despite the cherryade colour, glowing as if radiated. Ripe, gentle fruit to the fore, dry tannins to the finish, And, always an indicator of decent quality, a long lasting aftertaste. http://www.spittoon.biz/montes_cherub_rose_2008_colcha.html
I loved this rose. I tend to shy away from Rose normally because I find them too sweet. This one was perfect. It was dry, with good body. Aromas of strawberry/raspberry, and no overpowering sweetness afterwards. The colour, too, was a fantastic deep pink. I would definitely buy this one again. We had it before dinner, and with pork tenderloin - and it was perfect either way. It's a great price too!
Absolutely loved the 2007 Syrah!
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Montes Limited Selection Cherub Rose of Syrah
The 2008 Alpha Syrah is purple/black in color with an alluring nose of smoke, game, mineral, underbrush, and blueberry. Medium- to full-bodied, succulent and chewy on the palate, this lengthy effort is likely to evolve for 1andndash;2 years but can be approached now.
Wine Name: Montes Limited Selection Cherub Rose of Syrah 2008, Category: Wine, Brand: Montes, Winery: Montes Wines, Price: $14.43, Bottle Size: 750 mls., Bottles per Case: 12, Made In: Chile, State: Colchagua Province, Region: VI O'Higgins Region, Sub-Region: Marchigüe, Appellation: Colchagua Valley, Vintage: 2008, Varietal: Syrah, Wine Type: Rose Wine
Opens nicely, with hints of olive, earth, rubber and leather. The palate is juicy and lively, while flavors of coconut, toast and black fruit meld together in good fashion. A fresh, clean style of Syrah thatandrsquo;s forward but not hard or tannic.
Opens nicely, with hints of olive, earth, rubber and leather. The palate is juicy and lively, while flavors of coconut, toast and black fruit meld together in good fashion. A fresh, clean style of Syrah that’s forward but not hard or tannic.
A ripe, up-front style, displaying lots of briar, anise, plum cake and fig flavors that push through the juicy, full-bodied finish. Very solid. Drink now.
WA 91pts. - WS 90pts. - According to the Wine Advocate: The 2008 Alpha Syrah is purple/black in color with an alluring nose of smoke, game, mineral, underbrush, and blueberry. Medium- to full-bodied, succulent and chewy on the palate, this lengthy effort is likely to evolve for 1-2 years but can be approached now. According to the Wine Spectator: A ripe, up-front style, displaying lots of briar, anise, plum cake and fig flavors that push through the juicy, full-bodied finish. Very solid. Drink now.
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