MONTES ALPHA SYRAH 2014

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90% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon & 3% Viognier
Winery notes (2014 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.

Our Montes Alpha Syrah is made with selected grapes from our Colchagua Valley vineyards grown under our “Dry Farming” philosophy. Intense purplish-red in colour. Abundant blue and red berries on the nose with a predominance of blackberries, blueberries, and cherries as well as a characteristic note of dry-cured Serrano ham along with French oak, which also lends aromas of vanilla and a touch of chocolate. Vibrant and round on the palate with very soft, well-balanced tannins that complement this impeccable Syrah from Colchagua."
93/100 James Suckling, May 2016 (2014 Vintage)
"​Amazing aromas of tea leaf, blueberry, flint and light spice. Full body, fresh and very clean, yet finishes delicate and crisp. Complex flavors of hazelnut, chocolate and meat."
92/100 Wine Spectator (2014 Vintage)
"A lithe, rich and concentrated red, with dark plum, currant and bramble flavours flanked by Asian spice and mocha notes. Dark chocolate details fill the creamy and sumptuous finish. Drink now through 2020."
90/100​ Wine Enthusiast (2014 Vintage)
"This is opaque in colour, with oaky, balsamic aromas of black fruits, mint and vanilla. In the mouth, this is muscular, with full and somewhat rough tannins. Toasty roasted blackberry flavours are peppery, minty and fully spiced, while on the finish this is packing all sorts of power and oak. Drink through 2021."


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