Montes Syrah Colchagua Valley Alpha 2011

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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... Read more

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

One of my favorite vineyards in Chile. Very sophisticated syrah. Medium bodied and extremely balanced with notes of pepper and soft spice. Long, la... Read more

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Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 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!


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,201
2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 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
Vintage: 2006 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
Vintage: 2006 09/12/2009

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


Snooth User: winescribbler
71518882
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/07/2008

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


Snooth User: agentyikes
935605
1.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/11/2009

Fruity and smooth.


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593863,410
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 12/12/2009

I waited a bit longer than most of the reviewers of this wine - perhaps because I do not like strong, lingering oak odors on the nose and on back of the palate. Aged in bottle for two years, there is a lot of vanilla-coffee on the nose with more than the usual touch of ginger and cherry. Lovely, deep, black - almost opaque color. Soft, multi-layered flavors and tannin with some astringency indicating the possibility of further bottle-aging. A very nice, balanced, high-quality Chilean Syrah from a good producer. Excellent value and continuing to show that 5-6 years is probably the peak for wines from this region (that is, waiting longer is probably a waste of time).


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External Reviews for Montes Syrah Colchagua Valley Alpha

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Vintage: 2008 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.


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Vintage: 2008 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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Vintage: 2007 01/10/2013

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.


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Vintage: 2007 07/13/2010

Wine Name: Montes Alpha Syrah 2007, Category: Wine, Brand: Montes, Winery: Montes Wines, Price: $19.51, Bottle Size: 750 mls., Bottles per Case: 12, Made In: Chile, State: Colchagua Province, Region: VI O'Higgins Region, Appellation: Colchagua Valley, Vintage: 2007, Varietal: 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier., Wine Type: Red Wine


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

Alluring, with roasted coffee and vanilla bean notes giving way to a supple, rich palate of dark cherry, mulled currant and blackberry fruit, all pushed by a nicely integrated, loam- and grilled herb-tinged finish. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/10/2013

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.


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Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

Touching up against syrupy, this ultra-rich style of Syrah from Apalta in Colchagua is pumped full of coconut, barrel char and deep berry fruit. Itrsquo;s a saturated Syrah with palate-coating berry, vanilla and spice flavors. Itrsquo;s also slightly candied and immensely ripe. Finishes with barrel notes, chocolate and thickness.


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