Montes Folly 2016

Montes Folly 2016

 

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Montes
Folly 2016
  • Vintage : 2016
  • Country : Chile
  • Region : Colchagua Valley
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 15,2°
  • Grappes : 100% Syrah

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 96 2015
WE Wine Enthusiast 93 2015
WS Wine Spectator 92 2015
RP Robert Parker 91 2015
DCT Decanter 93 2012
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 93 2012
More information on wine critics and ratings
Vibrant purple crimson, this Syrah has layers of complexity starting with ripe blackberry, black pepper and an underlying vein of vanilla from French oak. On the palate, the wine is precise, structured and concentrated, with refreshing acidity and fine tannins. The result is a rich and voluminous Syrah, which can be drunk now or cellared.
We have long admired Montes and what they have done for Chilean wine over the past 25 years. The Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon, first produced in 1987, broke the mould for premium wines in Chile. Since then, Alpha has gone from being a wine to being the core range in the Montes portfolio. The grapes and sites are carefully selected in order to ensure varietal integrity and complexity . Viticulture is hands on and individual rather than mechanical and industrial. The result is a range of… Read more

James Suckling (JS) : 96 Points (2015)
This is the benchmark for syrah in Chile with smoked meat and berry character. Full body yet refined and beautiful. A cooler rendition of this. Very polished and textured tannins.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 93 Points (2015)
A midnight-black color and toasty, oaky aromas of mocha, chocolate mint chip, coconut and blackberry introduce a flush palate with depth, flow and enough juicy acidity to ensure balance. Chocolaty, toasty blackberry flavors finish with carried-over darkness and blackened toast notes.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 92 Points (2015)
Rich and powerful, this ripe red offers intense kirsch and dark plum flavors that are matched to Asian spice notes, with mocha and cream on the plush finish. Syrah. Drink now through 2023. 2,000 cases made

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (2015)
With pungent black olive and oily aromas and a strong impact from the élevage in oak, the 2015 Folly is a showy Syrah produced in a big and powerful style and bottled in a bulky Burgundian bottle. It's produced in an oaky style, closer to Guigal than to Clape, with abundant dusty tannins and oak-related flavors. It's a big Syrah for fans of oaky reds, though the wine should integrate the wood as time goes by. It has almost four grams of residual sugar, which makes it more approachable and likable by a segment of consumers. 40,000 bottles.

Decanter (DCT) : 93 Points (2012)
Sexy and opulent on the nose, then a blast of kirsch-like fruit hits the palate with vanilla, coffee bean and black olive in support. Terrific depth, structure and density in the mouth and certainly not lacking in freshness; lush and long.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 93 Points (2012)
Opaque ruby. Heady, oak-spiced blackberry, cherry-vanilla, violet and incense scents show excellent clarity and a hint of smokiness. Supple and broad on the palate, offering deeply concentrated dark berry preserve, vanilla and floral pastille flavors and a suggestion of mocha. Closes with powerful spicy thrust, an echo of juicy blue fruit and velvety tannins that come in late. This flamboyant wine reminded me quite a bit of a high-end Barossa Shiraz. (JR) (2/2017)

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Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
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RP
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JS
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WS
95
RP
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JS
93
WS
87
RP
87
A rich, golden colour. The nose offers outstanding notes of ripe tropical fruits, "golden berries," bananas, peaches, apricots and grapefruit, along with the asparagus notes that are…
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JS
94
WE
89
WS
88
This Pinot Noir has a lovely bright ruby red colour with aromas of violets, vanilla and red berries. It is medium bodied with velvety tannins, fresh acidity, integrated oak, and a lingering perfumed finish.
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Montes Purple Angel 2017
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VN
92
JS
98
WE
94
Purple Angel showcases the rich flavours typical of Carménère. The addition Petit Verdot gives the wine spice, colour, structure and acidity. Deep ruby red in colour, the wine has alluring red and blackberry notes on the nose. The palate is densely concentrated, with spice, chocolate and mocha which lingers on the finish.
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Montes Alpha Carmenere 2018
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WS
90
RP
89
WE
88
This Carménère has aromas of blackberries, chocolate, vanilla and dried herbs. The palate is complex and concentrated with firm but round tannins, balanced acidity and a lingering finish.
21,50 €
Quantity : moins plus
Montes Alpha Malbec 2016
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WE
91
JS
92
WE
87
A lovely intense deep purple, this Malbec has plenty of ripe black fruits and spice. The palate is concentrated with mouthwatering acidity, supple tannins and integrated French oak providing structure and complexity.
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Montes Alpha Merlot 2016
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88
WE
90
JS
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Vibrant ruby red in colour, this plummy Merlot has hints of vanilla and chocolate with velvety tannins, crisp acidity and a fragrant finish.
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Montes Outer Limits Zapallar Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019
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JS
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WS
90
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Montes Folly 2016 Reviewed by James Suckling 06-11-2020 . Score: 5