Montes

Montes Alpha Colchagua Valley Syrah

8.981 ratings
8.910 pro ratings
Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Central Valley, Chile
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Will Stanley

Unquestionably one of the best Syrahs I’ve encountered outside of France (okay, no, I haven’t tried enough, but still). Wonderfully rounded body, tons of mocha notes and a very lengthy finish. Not sure if other vintages are as good, but this one bangs.

Unquestionably one of the best Syrahs I’ve encountered outside of France (okay, no, I haven’t tried enough, but still). Wonderfully rounded body, tons of mocha notes and a very lengthy finish. Not sure if other vintages are as good, but this one bangs.

Jan 9th, 2019
Will Stanley

This wine has got better and better. On the third day is drinking beautifully. Straight out of bottle, it was tannic and very much an introvert. Having been opened and decanted, however, this Syrah is in its element. Classic notes of dark cherries and dried red meats (particularly game) ooze into a savoury chocolate mid-palate. The finish graces your taste buds with an espresso martini that seems endless. For the money, this is a superb wine. Rated 92/100 by Wine Spectator in 2015.

This wine has got better and better. On the third day is drinking beautifully. Straight out of bottle, it was tannic and very much an introvert. Having been opened and decanted, however, this Syrah is in its element. Classic notes of dark cherries and dried red meats (particularly game) ooze into a savoury chocolate mid-palate. The finish graces your taste buds with an espresso martini that seems endless. For the money, this is a superb wine. Rated 92/100 by Wine Spectator in 2015.

1 person found it helpfulJul 21st, 2016
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.8

New oak on the nose along with mulling spices and dark fruit. Palate is restrained and elegant. Berries, firm tannin, pepper, some vegetal qualities.

New oak on the nose along with mulling spices and dark fruit. Palate is restrained and elegant. Berries, firm tannin, pepper, some vegetal qualities.

Jan 12th, 2017
Wine101Hamden

Very suspicious. Did not realize that Montes Alpha line was offered in either "estate bottled" or "dry farmed" which would explain maybe why this #Syrah is so damn tannic. Nose is wonderful with pepper/earthy notes but way tannic than I remember the last bottle of 2012 to be and furthermore way too tannic than other 2012 Syrah'a that I've been enjoying from Chile. Hmm?? Scooby Dooby Doo where are you? We got some work to do now. Not a horrible wine. Just needs some time to develop or better yet a steak to tear up!

Very suspicious. Did not realize that Montes Alpha line was offered in either "estate bottled" or "dry farmed" which would explain maybe why this #Syrah is so damn tannic. Nose is wonderful with pepper/earthy notes but way tannic than I remember the last bottle of 2012 to be and furthermore way too tannic than other 2012 Syrah'a that I've been enjoying from Chile. Hmm?? Scooby Dooby Doo where are you? We got some work to do now. Not a horrible wine. Just needs some time to develop or better yet a steak to tear up!

May 4th, 2016
Wine101Hamden

So we're talking about the 2012 vintage of Chilean #Syrah which from what the critics are all saying is a phenom year 4 the varietal. This 1 is from @monteswines A #dryfarmed Syrah, with a pinch of Cab, is dark inky, lush dark berry fruit, silky smooth, low to medium tannin structure and a smooth finish. Absolutely exquisite on its own and would pair well with something grilled. One of my fav's from Montes year after year!

So we're talking about the 2012 vintage of Chilean #Syrah which from what the critics are all saying is a phenom year 4 the varietal. This 1 is from @monteswines A #dryfarmed Syrah, with a pinch of Cab, is dark inky, lush dark berry fruit, silky smooth, low to medium tannin structure and a smooth finish. Absolutely exquisite on its own and would pair well with something grilled. One of my fav's from Montes year after year!

Jan 15th, 2016
Matt Sterr

Old world in style. Expressive nose. Flavors of anise, pepper and black earth. Well done.

Old world in style. Expressive nose. Flavors of anise, pepper and black earth. Well done.

May 7th, 2015
Clayton Bahr

Hubba Hubba

Hubba Hubba

Mar 3rd, 2015
Janet Bufton

Nice syrah, but nothing too amazing. Might be better with a much longer breathing time.

Nice syrah, but nothing too amazing. Might be better with a much longer breathing time.

Feb 4th, 2018
Holly lynn

Dried blackberry notes, smooth finish.

Dried blackberry notes, smooth finish.

Nov 6th, 2016
Kyle Falhaber

Anniversary dinner!

Anniversary dinner!

May 29th, 2016