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Deep ruby red with a violet hue, this highly aromatic wine has a predominance of black and blue berries on the nose with notes of jam and caramel. French oak lends complexity, a touch of vanilla and black pepper, and aromas of coffee and toffee, with just a hint of nutmeg at the end. The palate is smooth and well balanced with nicely rounded tannins. This is voluminous wine with a long finish.

  • Year: 2012
  • Producer: Montes
  • Dominant Varietal: Syrah / Shiraz
92 Points
Wine Spectator
"Deeply colored and voluptuous, with a lush, spicy aroma and rich flavors of blackberry, blueberry and dark plum. Concentrated chocolate mousse notes emerge midpalate, leading to a creamfilled finish that ends with plenty of mocha accents. Drink now through 2021. 2,000 cases imported."
91 Points
Wine Enthusiast
"Notes of graphite and saline surround core cherry and cassis scents, while vanilla and wet cement aromas fill out the bouquet. The palate is broad yet balanced. Flavors of wild berry fruits, chocolate and pepper finish well, with some mellowing after the wine's ripe fruit character fades."
91 Points
Wine Spectator
"Richly layered, with ambitiously styled fig, mocha, espresso and bittersweet cocoa, backed by a lush beam of boysenberry fruit. Fleshy and toasty through the finish, with the dark fruit lingering well in the background. Drink now through 2010. 35,000 cases made."
91 Points
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
"The 2006 Alpha Syrah Apalta Vineyard is purple colored with an enticing nose of game, espresso, earth, and blueberry. This leads to an elegantlystyled Syrah with spicy blue and black fruit flavors, good depth, and a fruitfilled finish. Enjoy it over the next 46 years. "
90 Points
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
"Deep red. Expressive, pungent aromas of red and blackcurrant, cherry, cedar, tobacco and dried flowers. Already quite complex, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors, gentle tannins and slowbuilding candied floral character. Becomes spicier with air and finishes with gentle grip and very good juicy persistence."

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Montes Alpha Syrah 2012 750ml

country: Chile/region: Colchagua Valley

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