Viña Montes 2006 Montes Folly - 95pts

Viña Montes 2006 Montes Folly (Colchagua Valley) Chile

Availability: BCLDB Signature and private wine stores
Cost: $86.99
Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 4100 cases
Date Tasted: April 30th, 2011

Tasting Notes: For wine drinkers who believe the world's best Syrah can only be made in the Rhone and Barossa Valleys, I offer for your consideration the amazing, refined and effortlessly elegant Montes Folly: a true Chilean icon.

Aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels, this single vineyard Syrah offers an intriguing combination of both intense and delicate notes on the nose and palate. Dark cherry, oak, vanilla, licorice, white pepper and floral characters aplenty. The concentration is so high that just a drop on the tongue thrills the senses. This perfectly balanced, gorgeous wine with its long, long finish and lingering spice, would pair beautifully with savoury steaks yet can stand on its own confidently. Approachable now and will enjoy a long life. Drink 2011-2020.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011

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