Montes

Folly La Finca de Apalta Syrah

9.1220 ratings
9.142 pro ratings
Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Central Valley, Chile
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

With the release of the first Montes Alpha wine back in 1988, Montes became one of the first premium wineries of Chile. 100% Syrah, aged for 18 months in oak, rich Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits, sweet spice and complex spice. On the palate juicy blackberry flavors with notes of cacao and toasty spices. Well balanced with acidity, full ripe rustic tannins, lingering ending with smoky spice. A big Syrah! Very nice!

With the release of the first Montes Alpha wine back in 1988, Montes became one of the first premium wineries of Chile. 100% Syrah, aged for 18 months in oak, rich Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits, sweet spice and complex spice. On the palate juicy blackberry flavors with notes of cacao and toasty spices. Well balanced with acidity, full ripe rustic tannins, lingering ending with smoky spice. A big Syrah! Very nice!

Jan 12th, 2019
Garen Staglin

Very thick, tannic, big color. Needs time. Tasting with winemaker Gavin.

Very thick, tannic, big color. Needs time. Tasting with winemaker Gavin.

Mar 18th, 2018
Andrew Cullimore

Deep colour , young still. Quite powerful nose ripe black fruits, alcohol is well integrated. On the palate quite powerful , not very elegant. Sweet black fruits. Length is ok though not great. Enjoyable but I was expecting more complexity . Will probably age ok though I am not sure what it will offer further down the road.

Deep colour , young still. Quite powerful nose ripe black fruits, alcohol is well integrated. On the palate quite powerful , not very elegant. Sweet black fruits. Length is ok though not great. Enjoyable but I was expecting more complexity . Will probably age ok though I am not sure what it will offer further down the road.

1 person found it helpfulOct 1st, 2016
mattswineworld

Great Syrah/Shiraz, probably the best Chilean wine I've tasted. Black fruits, smoke, earth, pepper, liquorice, coffee, chocolate - a lot going on. Big and bold even at nearly ten years old, this has a lot of life left in yet.

Great Syrah/Shiraz, probably the best Chilean wine I've tasted. Black fruits, smoke, earth, pepper, liquorice, coffee, chocolate - a lot going on. Big and bold even at nearly ten years old, this has a lot of life left in yet.

Nov 29th, 2016
Michael L S

Dense, aromatic but a bit too much new oak for me

Dense, aromatic but a bit too much new oak for me

Sep 17th, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Black cherry, brine, and gamey. Great example of a Syrah. M acid, body and tannin. Saline and black fruit on the palate. Lots of structure still on this wine. Beautiful.

Black cherry, brine, and gamey. Great example of a Syrah. M acid, body and tannin. Saline and black fruit on the palate. Lots of structure still on this wine. Beautiful.

Aug 18th, 2016
Brian Schmaltz

Very medicine forward / alcohol - too bad as I expected more from the winemaker as a Steadman fan.

Very medicine forward / alcohol - too bad as I expected more from the winemaker as a Steadman fan.

Jan 1st, 2016
Jay Kline

Certainly the best Syrah I've had from the continent. Might be one of the best wines I've had from South America. Utterly massive amounts of perfectly ripe dark fruits: black berries, blueberries, black cherries...finish lasts for 60 seconds. Still an adolescent. Years to go on this.

Certainly the best Syrah I've had from the continent. Might be one of the best wines I've had from South America. Utterly massive amounts of perfectly ripe dark fruits: black berries, blueberries, black cherries...finish lasts for 60 seconds. Still an adolescent. Years to go on this.

Nov 24th, 2015
Denis Roudenko

18.5/20 (95/100)

Сложный полный аромат, сушеные ягоды, табачные оттенки, солоновато-сырные нюансы, пряные и перечные тона, глубоко, интенсивно. Тонкий и мощный одновременно. Очень ярко и филигранно выполненное вино, элегантное. Отличный свежий вкус, хорошая кислотность, плотные танины, большой потенциал.

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18.5/20 (95/100)

Сложный полный аромат, сушеные ягоды, табачные оттенки, солоновато-сырные нюансы, пряные и перечные тона, глубоко, интенсивно. Тонкий и мощный одновременно. Очень ярко и филигранно выполненное вино, элегантное. Отличный свежий вкус, хорошая кислотность, плотные танины, большой потенциал.

#dwmontes #dwchile #chile #syrah #shiraz #pts95 #montes

Sep 6th, 2015
Colin Yates

Wine Buyer Macadoodles Fine Wine & Spirits

9.3

Best damn pizza wine ever! Sure perhaps I could have tried a bit harder to pair something with this Syrah... but it was so damn good with the pizza. (and the chocolate)

Best damn pizza wine ever! Sure perhaps I could have tried a bit harder to pair something with this Syrah... but it was so damn good with the pizza. (and the chocolate)

May 10th, 2015