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Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah
Bodegas Bressia
Argentina - Mendoza    - Lujan de Cuyo

"Bressia Monteagrelo combines the soul of each varietal, its intimate relationship with the origin and its deep roots with a unique terroir in the world...Monteagrelo is our family of wines and, as in any family, each one expresses their own identity and varietal personality that makes them unforgettable and unrepeatable." - Walter Bressia

Vineyards are located in Lujan de Cuyo, 3,100 feet above sea level. Planted 6,900 plants per hectare.

Intense red color. Spicy aromas, coffee and cinnamon notes. Delicate and well balanced. Good concentration, ample in the mouth, elegant flavors, harmonious and a long finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Lujan de Cuyo
Varietal(s)
100% Syrah
Vinification
Aged 12 months in new French oak vats.

Reviews and News

2017 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 89 PTS - VINOUS

2017 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 89 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Bright ruby. Slightly medicinal scents of blackberry and spicy oak. Then surprisingly creamy and sweet in the mouth, but with enough acidity to frame its blueberry, blackberry, pepper and spice flavors. Not at all a wild style of Syrah--in fact, downright easygoing--but finishes with fine-grained tannins and sneaky length. - Stephen Tanzer"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (September 2019), 89 pts

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2016 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 90 PTS - TA

2016 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 90 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"Deeply coloured and concentrated, as you expect from an ambitious Uco Valley red, this is still showing quite a bit of oak, but has plenty of bramble and blackberry fruit and a twist of pepper. Just needs a little more time. 2020-25"

Tim Atkin (Argentina Special Report 2018), 90 pts

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2015 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 91 PTS - WE

2015 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast"This Syrah is major league for Argentina. Earthy plum and herbal aromas of menthol and cola lead to a saturated palate that some might find to be too syrupy for their liking. Blackened berry-fruit flavors are rich, while this fully extracted and ripe Syrah ends with a fiery note; drink through 2022. - MICHAEL SCHACHNER"

- Wine Enthusiast (May 2018), 91 pts

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2015 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2015 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Good dark red. Strong torrefaction oak notes sweeten the aromas of black raspberry, black pepper and licorice. Rich, plush and sweet, displaying a slightly reductive animal quality to its deep flavors of smoky black raspberry and pepper. A very fine-grained, slightly wild wine with real Syrah character. Boasts lovely depth and finishes even sweeter than the excellent '14, with its broad, dusty tannins in harmony with its fruit. There's no rush to drink this. - Stephen Tanzer"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (Argentina’s Wines Enter The World Stage, July 2018), 90 pts

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2014 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2014 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"aged in a combination of French and American oak): Medium ruby. Musky aromas of blackberry, blueberry, mocha, spices and minerals, complicated by a varietally expressive whiff of meat. Velvety-smooth and nicely concentrated, displaying noteworthy savory lift to its black fruit, violet and leather flavors. Finishes lively and long, with supple tannins and good peppery lift and length. - Stephen Tanzer"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (July 2017), 90 pts

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2014 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 89 PTS - WE

2014 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 89 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 89 pts"Initial aromas of jammy black fruits and cardamom yield to cheesy oak as this airs out. A plump wide palate is blocky, while gamy notes of animal hide, cassis, plum and oak form the flavor profile. A lingering exotic taste of blueberry centers a mild finish."

- Wine Enthusiast (May 2017), 89 pts

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2011 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 89 PTS - WE

2011 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 89 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 89 pts"Raspberry, vanilla and toast are the lead aromas on this mouthfilling Syrah. A flavor profile led by woodspice and blackberry offers lesser red-fruit notes, while the finish is chewy and ripe, with flavors of chocolate, nutmeg and vanilla. This is New World, warm-climate Syrah all the way."

- Wine Enthusiast (May 2015), 89 pts

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2009 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 89 PTS - WA

2009 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 89 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 88 PtsThe 2009 Monteagrelo Syrah has a gregarious, blueberry and boysenberry-scented bouquet with touches of mint and fennel. The palate is medium-bodied with sturdy tannins, plenty of earthy, mulberry and dark plum fruit and a structured finish that suggests this could age well over 5-6 years. Drink now-2018.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue 203, October 2012), 89 pts

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2009 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 88 PTS - IWC

2009 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 88 PTS - IWC

tanzer iwc 88 ptsBright ruby-red. Slightly reduced aromas of medicinal dark cherry, licorice and cocoa powder. Round, plump and nicely sweet, but with a youthfully medicinal quality keeping the flavors under wraps today. More broad than deep--and a rather polite style of syrah. Finishes with tongue-dusting, slightly dry tannins and good length.

Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Issue 167, March/April 2013), 88 pts

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2008 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah -87 PTS - WE

2008 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah -87 PTS - WE

Wine Enthusiast 87 PtsThis opens with red fruit aromas that are wrapped around earth and leather scents, yielding a rustic whole. It feels snappy, with red fruit acidity leading to a gritty, lively palate, with flavors of brown sugar, red pepper, plum and raspberry. Long on the finish but short on texture.

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2008 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 91 PTS - Tim Aikens

2008 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 91 PTS - Tim Aikens

This isn't quite up top the remarkable standards of Walter Bressia's other top reds, but it's still a pretty serious Syrah. As ever, the emphasis is on balance and freshness rather than over-ripe fruit, with sweet tannins and good acidity, but there's just a hint of bitterness on the finish.

Tim Atkin Master Wine (Argentina 2012 Special Report), 91pts

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2008 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 90 PTS - WA

2008 Bressia Monteagrelo Syrah - 90 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 90 Pts.The 2008 Syrah Monteagrelo was aged in French and American oak for 15 months. Notions of sandalwood, lavender, smoked meat, and blueberry lead to an elegant style of Syrah with a smooth texture, good depth, and a seamless finish. Drink it over the next 6-8 years.

Wine Advocate (December 23rd 2011), 90pts

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Producer Information: Bodegas Bressia

Walter Bressia, owner and winemaker of Bodegas Bressia, has been in the Argentine wine trade for almost 30 years. Before founding his family winery in 2003, he was the winemaker ...
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