Montes Alpha Syrah 2016
|Region||Chile, Colchagua, Apalta Valley|
Heavily roasted aromas of cured meat, hard spices, clove and chocolate all speak louder than fruit on the nose of this beefy, chewy, tannic Syrah. Baked, oaky flavors of black fruits and beef jerky finish with a wave of oak that creates lasting notes of clove, spice and mint.
The sleek 2016 Alpha Syrah doesn't show much varietal character and comes through as a commercial red with more integrated oak than on previous occasions, and it has a soft, approachable texture. 250,000 bottles produced.