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Montes Folly 2016 Syrah

  • 96 Points - James Suckling
  • 94 Points - Wine Spectator

First ultra-premium Syrah in Chile, recognised as the best Chilean Syrah grown in the steepest, highest slopes of vineyards in Apalta, Colchagua. Hand-selected & sorted on special selection tables. Don't miss the Final Case!

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About This Wine
The grapes for Montes Folly grow on the steepest hillsides of Finca de Apalta, where the vines have adapted best and have found good balance between yields and vegetative expression. The soils are of granitic origin and primarily consist of decomposing rocks from high above in the chain of mountains that crosses the valley, and therefore the soils in this sector are rather thin and poor in organic matter with a good percolation capacity, which enables the roots to explore the entire profile in search of water. The grapes are cut by hand and rigorously selected. Montes Folly has been awarded as the best Syrah in Chile.

Alcohol: 15.5%
96 POINTS - "Incredibly complex with sweet-tobacco, iron, blackberry, black-olive and dried-strawberry aromas. Full body, ultra-refined tannins and a rich finish. Harvested before the rains. Juicy tannins. Very structured and big style, but shows balance. Drink or hold." - James Suckling

94 POINTS - "Very plush, with explosively rich and intense flavors of dark cherry, Christmas pudding and blackberry that are filled with Asian spice notes. Dark chocolate and white pepper accents linger on the luscious finish. Syrah. Drink now through 2025. 4,000 cases made, 300 cases imported." - Wine Spectator
The nose is very elegant, with hints of blueberries, cassis and currants, together with soft aromas of chocolate and a subtle toast. The palate is robust and balanced, with soft tannins.
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