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Montes Alpha Series Syrah 2008

Syrah/Shiraz from Chile
  • RP 91
  • WS 90
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Winemaker Notes

The 2008 harvest featured a normal spring followed by a warm summer, allowing the production of elegant wines of soft, mature tannins and the exceptional development of color in our Syrah. On the nose it shows both potency and elegance while on the mouth it presents its trademark softness with a persistent finish

Of intense ruby red color, it has enchanting floral aromas accompanied by tobacco and leathery notes. On the mouth, it's powerful and full... View More

Critical Acclaim

RP 91
The Wine Advocate

The 2008 Alpha Syrah is purple/black in color with an alluring nose of smoke, game, mineral, underbrush, and blueberry. Medium- to full-bodied, succulent and chewy on the palate, this lengthy effort is likely to evolve for 1-2 years but can be approached now.

WS 90
Wine Spectator

A ripe, up-front style, displaying lots of briar, anise, plum cake and fig flavors that push through the juicy, full-bodied finish. Very solid. Drink now.

Montes, Chile, South America
Montes
With the release of the first Montes Alpha wine back in 1988, Montes became one of the first premium wineries of Chile. Their premise, a clear belief that Chile had an untapped potential as a producer of quality wines, made them a benchmark for other wineries to follow. Its original four partners' total involvement and the continuous help of the angels that decorate their labels was key to their success. Two decades later, Montes is... View More