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2012 Montes Folly Syrah Alpalta Chile

$89.99 $49.99

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Bacchus asks, during this month of festivities, would anyone be interested in a 97 point wine at a ridiculous savings, perhaps a gift, or better yet, wine for the holiday table?

 

If so, say hello to the 2012 Montes Folly Syrah – considered the greatest expression of this grape in all of South America.

 

The Chilean property that hosts Montes has been producing epic red wines since the days Aurelio Montes first dug dirt in the Colchagua Valley in the 1980s.

 

Cultivating land in the highest peaks of Alpalta, striving for sun, limited moisture, drainable soil and fruit setting chill, the determined Montes family worked harder than anyone finding the right land for Syrah. The result has been remarkable wines in all price categories.

 

But this Syrah – it is special for a few reasons. Originally, the land Aurelio picked atop of the Apalta Estate for the Syrah was scoffed at by the locals – so much so it was nicknamed a “folly” so now you know where the name came from.

 

The resulting Syrah, from its early vintages in 2000, were game changing. This was no folly and Montes was deemed to grow the best Syrah of all the land.

 

Following a stellar vintage in 2011, Montes again struck gold in 2012 with another brilliant result. This earning 97 points.

 

We were fortunate enough to sneak a bottle home for research purposes. Without a doubt, more will come home this season.

 

The approach is typical high grade Syrah, a deep, dense ruby red color. In the nose, an intense and elegant blackberry, blueberry and plumy aroma. Yow, this is rich, with chocolate and spice wafting in for good measure.

On the mouth the wine is layered, showing exceptional complexity and structure, while berries, mocha and espresso mingle on the palate, the backbone is velvety tannins. The finish will linger long after you have retired for the evening.

 

And this, my friends, is six years after vintage.

 

Wine Critic James Suckling said this: “Montes Folly is a deep purplish ruby red in color. Aromatically it is very complex and potent without losing elegance. Ripe red and blue berries predominate on the nose with a seductive pastry note. 18 months in new French oak barrels lend interesting notes of coffee, chocolate, and very well-integrated toast that allows the fruit to be perceived in a colossal way. The palate reaffirms the aromatic sensations with light notes of dairy and nutmeg. Well balanced with very round tannins, tremendous structure, and a very long finish.” 97 Points.

 

Wine Enthusiast awards 93 points and states this bruiser will be powerful into 2022.

 

We might suggest that where a thick Napa Cab is a worthy Christmas treat, you try the Folly instead. Christmas is for magic.

 

2012 Montes Folly Syrah

regular price $89.99

On Sale $49.99
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