Montes Syrah Colchagua Valley Alpha 2004
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. The up front nose is fruity, black cherries, hints of strawberries, and all well combined with a smoky spiciness, that adds elegance and complexity. The 7% of Cabernet Sauvignon is adding structure and hints of cassis and berries while the 3% of Viognier adds a nice and delicate floral touch. The oak is well assembled and combined with this strong, soft ,velvety wine.
I actually found this to be flat and little too earthy. Note the strong notes or body that people have described.
Went down well with a nice meaty, tomato pasta. Aroma a little woody. Taste was dark berries with long finish. medium to high tannins.
Another great choice for a good lounge drink. Nice body.
Absolute gorgeous fruitbomb of a wine.
The best Syrah I've tasted. I liked better than the "M." It does take at least an hour to be ready for drinking. I noticed a bit of spiciness at the end.
Enjoyed this bottle with the Neelys. Cork split, but yummy either way!
External Reviews for Montes Syrah Colchagua Valley Alpha
Montes Folly Syrah 2004: stark limitiert ! ,Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (18 Monate), lagerfähig 15 - 20 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2004Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Curicó-Lontué-ValleyWeingut: MontesRebsorte: 100% SyrahRestzucker: 3 g/LiterRestsäure: 5,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein
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