Montes Syrah Colchagua Valley Alpha 2008

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Die tiefrote Farbe mit violetten Reflexen spiegelt sich sehr schön im Glas. Der Wein weist eine ausgewogene Balance von reifen Früchten und Holz auf. Ein voluminöser, wunderbarer Abgang. Ausbau: 12 Monate in französischen Eichenfässern. Expovina Zürich, Internationale Weinprämierung 2010: «Silber», 88 Punkte

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Montes:
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 Syrah Colchagua Valley Alpha

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Snooth User: tabednar
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4.00 5
01/27/2013

Great wine vintage by vintage. A go to for me. Great example of what a Chilean Syrah can be. Moderately price and a great value. Subtle spice to a well balanced fruit forward wine.


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
0.00 5
01/24/2012

One of my favorite vineyards in Chile. I have now had the '08 and the '06 and have purchased several bottles of both vintages. I prefer the '06 but it is mostly probably because it has aged slightly longer which is amazingly noticeable in this wine. This vintage still seem young and closed off. Still with the hints of black pepper that crescendos into the finish but not as much pizazz as the older vintage. I would hold on to this baby a few years. It won't disappoint!


External Reviews for Montes Syrah Colchagua Valley Alpha

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/13/2012

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 1ndash;2 years but can be approached now.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
02/10/2011

Rubinroter Wein. Beeriges Bouquet mit schöner Würze, Zimt und intensivem Duft. Im Gaumen konzentriert und körperreich mit weichen und reifen Tanninen, langer und eleganter Abgang.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/13/2012

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 thatrsquo;s forward but not hard or tannic.



Die tiefrote Farbe mit violetten Reflexen spiegelt sich sehr schön im Glas. Der Wein weist eine ausgewogene Balance von reifen Früchten und Holz auf. Ein voluminöser, wunderbarer Abgang. Ausbau: 12 Monate in französischen Eichenfässern. Expovina Zürich, Internationale Weinprämierung 2010: «Silber», 88 Punkte

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.50%

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