Montes Alpha Syrah 2012 750ml
- • Year 2012
- • Size 750ml
- • Producer Montes
- • Country Chile
- • Region Colchagua Valley
- • Dominant Varietal Syrah / Shiraz
- • Rating 92
- • Publication Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
"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."
"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."
"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."
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. "