2000 Montes Alpha Syrah, Curico Valley

Producer: Montes [Discover Wine]
Vintage: 2000
Grape variety: Syrah/Shiraz
Origin: Chile, The Central Valley, Rapel Valley
Appellation: Santa Cruz - Colchagua Valley
Date tasted: 14 January 2004
Price when tasted: £11.99

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Tasting notes


<li> excellent fruit/acid balance <li> at its finest in 2/3 years<br /><br /> Aurelio Montes is probably the most respected – as well as being one of the most adventurous – wine producers in Chile. In 1984 he moved to Vina San Pedro as Head Winemaker an


This Syrah takes over on the palate, with ripe, vibrant, spicy fruit, smoothness from 12 months in French oak, and a fine grip of tannin on the finish. Already delicious to drink, it will evolve over two or three years.

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