Montes, `Folly` Apalta Vineyard Syrah 2018, Chile
Firmer and denser than the other top Monte reds, this is a big, powerful wine that is built to age. It makes an interesting contrast with the lighter, fresher, white pepper-scented style of the Outer Limits Syrah. Layered, inky and serious, Folly has layers of dark plum and blackberry fruit, chewy tannins and stony minerality.
(Available from early June)
The lay of the land wasn't perfect for a Syrah grape and advice given was that it would be 'Folly' to plant there. Undaunted, Mr Montes planted the grape and a fantastic red was born - hence the name Montes 'Folly'.