Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    Chile    South America   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 7/22/2014
MontGras Antu Ninquen Syrah 2008
MontGras Antu Ninquen Syrah 2008
(search item no. 108543)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

88% Syrahm 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. Color: Opulent, rich purple.
Aroma: Very spicy; notes of black and white pepper mingle with leather, clove and ripe black fruit supported by oak.
Taste: Full-bodied, harmonious and expressive with mellow tannins and a structured mid-palate; intense fruit leading to a long finish.
My Notes:

About Vina MontGras:

VIÑA MONTGRAS, located in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, was established in the early 1990s by brothers Hernán and Eduardo Gras, together with their business partner Cristián Hartwig. Santiago Margozzini serves as head winemaker, with renowned California winemaker Paul Hobbs serving as consultant.

Colchagua Valley, a serene sub-valley of Rapel, is situated in Chile’s Central Region at the heart of the country’s wine-producing zone. Nestled between the Pacific Coastal Range to the west and the snow-capped Andes to the east, this rustic valley is a protected environment with positive maritime influences that foster a terroir ideal for producing quality wines.

Five ranges of MontGras wines are available: Estate, Reserva, Quatro, Limited Edition, and Ninquén.

In 1996 MontGras, along with five other area wineries, founded the Colchagua Valley Wine Route to promote and facilitate tourism and educate the public about the traditions of Chilean winemaking. Guided tours and tastings at MontGras are available Monday through Friday year-round, by appointment only.