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23.90 CHF 750ml
Vina Montes Alpha Syrah Case Of 2010
Had this at CRU at Love Field while waiting for my flight. A very interesting bottle, but not at all like the following Wine Makers' Notes: 'Color: Intense red with purple highlights. Aroma: Complex and expressive, subtly mixed with aromas of violets and cherries, in balance with the dark chocolate notes and toasted flavor from its oak aging. Palate: Elegant and balanced. Warm, Sweet and smooth impact with marked tannins. Mouth-filling. His weight on the palate translates cherry notes into jam and sweet tobacco. Fresh acidity which complements the heat of the alcohol strength, proving endless pleasant sensations and honest aromas in the palate. Lenghty finish.' I found it full of mineral - slate, wet concrete, clay and a distinct and pronounced petrol smell and taste. This reduced itself after a while in the glass and more stewed/dense fruit and cocoa. Unexpected to say the least. Would not have figured this for a Syrah and not sure how to pair this with anything...but will try again, but by the bottle this time, instead of a Glass.
After trying some watery New York State reds yesterday, now we're talking. Full bodied earthy syrah bursting with pepper, earth, and dark fruit. Nice dark color and grapey aroma, but drinks very earthy.
External Reviews for Vina Montes Alpha Syrah Case Of
The 2010 Montes Alpha Syrah comes from the Apalta sub-region in Colchagua and is blended with 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Viognier. It has a reticent nose that unfurls to reveal copious blueberry and cassis fruit laced with vanilla. The palate is full-bodied with a layer of creamy oak smeared over the spicy black fruit on the entry, though it shows good weight towards the powerful finish. Give this Syrah twelve months to calm down in bottle. Drink 2013–2020.
Yes, this is definitely a Syrah. Who would think that this was Chilean? Deep red fruits such as blackberries waft up from the glass, along with some sweet spice that is just screaming for a steak marinated in Worcestershire sauce and sweet chilis. The finish has loads of spice and California plums, making this wine a must-have.