Red

2008 Montes Syrah Alpha

Syrah

  • Chile
  • Rapel Valley
  • Colchagua Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 32

  • juneau bob wrote: 90 points

    December 15, 2018 - Like biting into a big piece of tar soaked licorice. Medium body. I like it.

  • smiley57 wrote: 90 points

    August 6, 2018 - This 2008 wine is still very good after 8 hours in the decanter and with steak aux poivres. Just as good as the other bottle I had over the years. My guests were just as appreciative as I was. For fun over the 8 hours I took a sip just about every 2 hours and effectively the bitter initial taste was fading out and the wine was really opening up. I give it a 90pts

  • smiley57 wrote: 90 points

    July 24, 2016 - 2 years later I come to the same conclusion of BON VINHOS in july 2014. I left this wine 8hours in the decanter and it was a superb wine. Very Syrah like. When I opened it at 10 am it was a little bitter. At diner time 6-7 pm, it was powerful and went very well with pork longe sous-vide finish over the charcoal. Very good QPR. Altough this was the last of our 3 bottles of wine for diner, it was the best even if this is not an expensive wine.

  • Fat Lips Likes this wine: 88 points

    October 14, 2014 - A very deep ruby color. The nose is a bit tight with hints of tobacco and dark berries. The palate offers blackberry, cherry, tobacco, smoked meat, chocolate, and mocha. The acidity is low, the tannins are sweet and rounded, and it finishes very smoothly.

  • bons vinhos wrote: 88 points

    July 27, 2014 - Once in a visit to the winery the tour guide said that one of their wines(folly)should stay open for at least 12 hours.I thought it was a bit much,and this a weekend I got proof that it may be true.I opened this bottle on friday and didn't finish it(hell of a party!),had it today(sunday)and it was much better,mellowed out and didn't have that characteristic chilean guava fruit and mint flavor that can be overwhelming sometimes.It did taste very syrah like ,no blockbuster, but hit the spot for sunday lunch!I always wanted to write a very long tasting note,thre you have it!LOL!

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Montes
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Alpha
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Chile
  • Region Rapel Valley
  • SubRegion Colchagua Valley
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 715126000161

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  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 105 (16%)
  • Consumed 532 (83%)

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