Montes Folly (750ml)
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In 1987, Aurelio Montes and Douglas Murray, both highly experienced wine professionals, wanted to realize their dream of producing Chilean wines a quantum-leap higher in quality than the standards of the time. In 1988, they joined up with the other two founders, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand, who brought their own complementary skills and expertise to the venture. And thus Montes was born.
The wine presents an impressive, deep red colour, with purple borders. On the nose, the wine shows great potency and complexity of aromas, ranging from ripe red and black fruit to black pepper, nutmeg, candy, and leather; leading to the aromas acquired after lengthy aging in oak barrels, including tobacco, toast, vanilla, and liqueur. The palate is equally broad and balanced, with big body and a silky sensation that remains for a long, pleasing finish.
Widely considered Chile’s best Syrah. Made from grapes sourced from Apalta Valley, Colchagua. 70% of the wine was aged for 18 months in first use French oak barrels.
Wow! This is an 11/10 in terms of boldness and body. It’ll stain your teeth purple just by looking at it. Jokes aside, if you’re into super full-bodied reds, meet your new best friend. Berry compote, fresh herbs, licorice, sweet spices; there’s a lot happening here, aromatically. The palate is plush, creamy, inky, and rich; surprisingly easy-drinking given the intensity of it all. While it’s drinking well now, this is a great candidate for your cellar, if you have the discipline to wait a few years.