Montes

Montes Alpha Colchagua Valley Syrah

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

1988 was the firstbrelease of Montes Alpha wine when Montes became one of the first premium wineries in Chile. Today Aurelio Montes continues leading the winemaking effort. A blend of 90% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon & 3% Viognier. Very dark red with full berry fruit nose adding mineral and spice notes. On the palate blueberry and cherry flavors with cacao and vanilla oak accompanying soft tannins. Lingering finish ending with toasty spice. Nice value.

1988 was the firstbrelease of Montes Alpha wine when Montes became one of the first premium wineries in Chile. Today Aurelio Montes continues leading the winemaking effort. A blend of 90% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon & 3% Viognier. Very dark red with full berry fruit nose adding mineral and spice notes. On the palate blueberry and cherry flavors with cacao and vanilla oak accompanying soft tannins. Lingering finish ending with toasty spice. Nice value.

Oct 4th, 2017
Ron R
9.1

So consistent, and represents great value for money. Smooth, lithe and open-knit. Hints of caramel, olives and spice box on the nose. Plush texture and wonderful weight. Blackberries and blueberries are evident. Perfect tannic and acid structure. This is a fun quaff.

So consistent, and represents great value for money. Smooth, lithe and open-knit. Hints of caramel, olives and spice box on the nose. Plush texture and wonderful weight. Blackberries and blueberries are evident. Perfect tannic and acid structure. This is a fun quaff.

1 person found it helpfulNov 6th, 2017
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
MaJ CappS

Smells of roasted jam and full on barnyard.

Hefty wine with oak laden cocoa covered fruits, classic Syrah from South America. Fresh garden vegetal and citric like acid bringing up the rear.

One should always have a bottle of this on the shelf.

Smells of roasted jam and full on barnyard.

Hefty wine with oak laden cocoa covered fruits, classic Syrah from South America. Fresh garden vegetal and citric like acid bringing up the rear.

One should always have a bottle of this on the shelf.

Jan 13th, 2018
Tom Railsback

Outstanding Syrah from Chile. Tasty dark cherry flavor, mild tannins. 93 points, James Suckling. Total Wine $17.99

Outstanding Syrah from Chile. Tasty dark cherry flavor, mild tannins. 93 points, James Suckling. Total Wine $17.99

Aug 22nd, 2017
Gordon Smouther

At Rats Restaurant paired with roasted duck breast

At Rats Restaurant paired with roasted duck breast

Apr 9th, 2017
Lucas B

Solid Syrah. Works well with spicy food. Full bodied.

Solid Syrah. Works well with spicy food. Full bodied.

Mar 7th, 2017
Raul Puga

Delicious. Great fruit and finish @bltsteakhongkong

Delicious. Great fruit and finish @bltsteakhongkong

Jan 11th, 2017
Hermes Cuello

Hermes had this a year ago

Hermes had this a year ago

Jan 12th, 2019
Charles Laffaye

Charles had this 6 months ago

Charles had this 6 months ago

Jun 3rd, 2019