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[TWELVE-PACK COMBO: Buy Nine (9) Bottles, Get 3 Bottles for 50% OFF] Montes "Folly" Syrah 2012 (Apalta, Colchagua Valley, Chile) - [JS 97] [WS 93] [RP 90]
[TWELVE-PACK COMBO: Buy Nine (9) Bottles, Get 3 Bottles for 50% OFF] Montes "Folly" Syrah 2012 (Apalta, Colchagua Valley, Chile) - [JS 97] [WS 93] [RP 90]


Retail Price: $960.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $839.88
You save $120.12!
Winery: Montes
Varietal: 100% Syrah
Region: Apalta Valley, Colchagua, Rapel Valley, Chile
Vintage: 2012
Bottle Size: 12 x 750 ml


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Press / Wine Critic's Reviews
Buy nine bottles@ $79.99 and get three for 50% off= $39.99 each
($719.91+$119.97= $839.88 for twelve bottles)

2011 Vintage - Ranked #4 on the Top 100 Wines of 2015 - James Suckling

Notes from the Winemaker:

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.

The 2011–2012 season presented very scant rain due to the “La Niña” phenomenon. The spring was very cold but frost-free, which was perfect for optimal foliage growth, flowering, fruit set, and cluster definition. The summer was dry and clear, without the cold and cloudy days of the previous season.

The grapes for Montes Folly grow on the steepest hillsides of our Finca de Apalta, where the vines have best adapted. There they reach a good balance between vegetative expression and crop load, resulting in low yields with highly concentrated grapes. This year’s grapes were leisurely picked between March 27 and April 23.

Technical Data:
Filtering: Unfiltered.
Vineyard Yield: Approximately 3 tons per hectare (1.5 ton/acre).
Grape Variety: 100% Syrah.
Oak Aging: 18 months in new French oak barrels.
Alcohol 15.8º
Total Acidity (H2SO4) 3.80 g/lt.
Residual Sugar 3.38 g/lt.
pH 3.52

Ratings & Reviews

97 Points - James Suckling:
"Incredible wine with blackberry, dried meat, granite, spice, and blueberry character. Full body, super velvety texture, yet incredibly fine and long. Such finesse and balance. Clearly the benchmark for syrah in South America. So gorgeous to drink now but will age beautifully." - (May 12th, 2016)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:

"Deeply flavored, rich and intense, with concentrated flavors of dark plum, raspberry, blackberry and chocolate mousse. Well-structured, featuring a long finish that oozes Asian spice and notes of hot stone and white pepper. Drink now through 2020. 500 cases imported." - KM (Feb 29, 2016)

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Even the Syrah, the 2012 Montes Folly, felt a little mainstream and shy -- not really showing much varietal character when poured. There is ripe fruit, black rather than red, and some balsamic aromas, quite oaky; after all, it spent 18 months in wood. The palate is full-bodied, juicy and round, warm with glossy tannins and a sweet, fruit-driven finish. 30,000 bottles produced." - Luis Gutierrez (Dec 2015)

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