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133 Ratings
Montes Alpha Syrah Valle del Colchagua

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(2012 Vintage) From our La Finca estate, in the Apalta Valley, the 1999 vintage was our first Syrah. This is the scarcest of our Alpha wines. Yields are very low at only 6 tonnes per hectare. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for one year and has only one soft filtering. In the manner of Rhone producers, Aurelio adds a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, also originating from Apalta, and some Viognier, to the final mixture. Of intense ruby red color, it has a great aroma with floral, tobacco and leather notes. Strong and full-bodied on the palate, with soft and mature tannins. A very long, elegant and satisfying aftertaste. A superb Syrah.

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    smooth, a little sweet very drinkable

    over 8 years
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    over 6 years
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Ruby-red. Sexy aromas of raspberry, cassis, violet and smoky minerals, with exotic Asian spices building with air. Deep red and dark berry flavors are a touch simple but plenty tasty, and nicely supported by juicy acidity. Finishes with good cling.
  • Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 02/08
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 171 on Jun-07
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Robert Parker