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Montes Syrah Folly

Wine Details

Varietal

Syrah

Style

Red

Region

Chile

Wine Description

(2003 Vintage) Description: Vintage 2003 was warm and very dry, permitting a very adequate and early growth to maturity. The Syrah grapes were hand picked from the steep slopes in perfect conditions of health and ripeness. The wine has a beautiful deep rubi red color. To the nose, with quiet glass, intense cassis and berries are feeling. When the glass is stirring we find notes that remember dry fruits, marmalade, vanilla very well integrated and dark mature fruits . In the mouth, the wine has sweet and soft tannins read more...Description: Vintage 2003 was warm and very dry, permitting a very adequate and early growth to maturity. The Syrah grapes were hand picked from the steep slopes in perfect conditions of health and ripeness. The wine has a beautiful deep rubi red color. To the nose, with quiet glass, intense cassis and berries are feeling. When the glass is stirring we find notes that remember dry fruits, marmalade, vanilla very well integrated and dark mature fruits . In the mouth, the wine has sweet and soft tannins, and besides is equilibrated .gentle, rounded, robust, wide and dense with a very long lasting palate. The Montes Folly style is unbeatable. Denomination of Origin: Santa Cruz (Colchagua). All grapes come from a single vineyard, our famous “La Finca de Apalta” Estate. For Montes Folly they come from the highest and steepest slopes (over 45%), known to grow the best red Chilean wines. Oak Aging: 18 months in French oak barrels, all new. Filtering: This wine is not filtered. Unfiltered. Yield of Vineyard: About 3 ton per hectare (equivalent to 1.5 tons per acre) Grape Variety: Syrah 100% Cellaring Recommendations: Montes Folly can be fully enjoyed right now but will improve over a long cellaring of up to 20 years. Recommended Serving Temperature: 18º C (17º C – 19º C). Decanting: Decant for at least an hour for better enjoyment, allowing the wine to open up. (hide)

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2010 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/17/2012
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
  • Wine Spectator
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Decanter
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Very ripe, rich fruit, baked prunes and chocolate. Massive, well structured presence. Drink 2011-16. (GW)
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 06/07