Very pronounced aromas of leather, earth, some berries. Pretty viscous due to high alcohol content at 14.5%. On the tongue- quite acidic, peppery, ... Read more
Antu Ninquen Syrah 2008 - 89 Points, Wine Spectator/ A solid, grippy style, with ample plum, fig and black currant fruit for the vintage, backed b... Read more
Antu Ninquen Syrah 2009 - 91 points, Wine Spectator/ This dark, ripe red delivers jammy layered flavors of plum paste, fig and kirsch. Full-bodied... Read more
Food Pairings for Montgras Antu Ninquen Syrah
Very pronounced aromas of leather, earth, some berries. Pretty viscous due to high alcohol content at 14.5%. On the tongue- quite acidic, peppery, a bit of earth but not as much as in the aroma. Some cinnamon. Again, some fruit but not a lot. Tastes of alcohol. Burns the back of the throat. Finish isn't very long. Kind of so-so. Probably won't buy it again.
External Reviews for Montgras Antu Ninquen Syrah
Antu Ninquen Syrah 2008 - 89 Points, Wine Spectator/ A solid, grippy style, with ample plum, fig and black currant fruit for the vintage, backed by well-integrated licorice snap and violet notes.
Antu Ninquen Syrah 2009 - 91 points, Wine Spectator/ This dark, ripe red delivers jammy layered flavors of plum paste, fig and kirsch. Full-bodied, with well-embedded acidity and fine tannins, joined by hints of spice box, flint and olive on the long, driving finish.
Antu Ninquén Mountain Vineyard Syrah 2008 - 89 points, Wine Enthusiast/ ...snappy palate full of fresh acidity, firm tannins and dark berry, cola and vanilla flavors. Finishes oaky and charred, with coffee and bitter chocolate flavors.
Antu Ninquen Syrah 2007 - Massachusetts' Beverage Business/ Grown in shallow soil on a windy site at 1600 feet. Low yield. Eighteen months in oak. Ripe, concentrated, plummy, full-bodied.
/ Our reviews fro this fruit-bomb of a Syrah have been consistent over the years. The wine is intense and grapy, and it gives your palate a pounding as it delivers boysenberry and other rich black-fruit flavors. Heavy oak treatment results in coffee and chocolate on the back end. Good in a muscular way, but would benefit from more refinement and structure.
Antu Ninquen Syrah - A Best Value, Parker's Wine Bargains/ Offers up cedar, wood smoke, scorched earth, and blueberry aromas that jump from the glass. On the palate, it has attractive, savory flavors.
Antu Ninquen Syrah 2007 - 88 Points, Wine Spectator/ Round, with a velvety mouthfeel and enticing black cherry, plum, fig and vanilla notes. There's nice integrated toast on the full-bodied finish.
|Sugar: 2.25 g/l grams per liter|
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