MONTES Syrah 'Folly' 2012

The 2012 'Folly' Syrah is another sensational showing in this vintage from Montes. Sourced from Colcachgua Valley and Santa Cruz, the wine was aged for 18 months in new French oak prior to bottling. This has a dark, opaque color and slowly begins to reveal intense aromatics of  red cherry syrup, black tea, red bell pepper and sweet pipe tobacco. The generous mouthfeel impresses as flavors of black olive, milk chocolate, black cherry preserves and boysenberry cordial as it displays excellent range. The weight is intense, but yet well balanced as it maintains a mineral backbone. As this continues to develop with air, it becomes increasing difficult to put down. This seductive Syrah will cellar well for a decade or more. (Best 2017-2027) - September, 2017 (OB)

Wine Specifications

  • Report Date: September, 2017
  • Producer: Montes
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Drinking Window: 2017-2027
  • Estimated Value: $75
  • Country: Chile
  • Region: Colchagua Valley
  • Appellation: Colchagua Valley
  • Importer: Guarachi Wine Partners

2017 Top 100 icon

MONTES Folly 2012

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.