93 Points - Wine Spectator: "Shows lovely crushed blueberry and currant fruit aromas and flavors, with well-integrated toast and plenty of mineral, briar, mocha and bacon notes on the round, full-bodied finish. Could use some modest cellaring, but this is approachable now."
92 Point - Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Montes Folly is 100% Syrah from the Apalta Vineyard. It offers a splendid perfume of mineral, meat, game, and wild blueberries. This is followed by a mouth-filling, youthful wine, with nicely integrated oak, tannin, and acidity, and a very long finish. Give this wine 4-6 years of additional bottle age and drink it through 2027. Over recent years, Montes has been one of the standard-bearers of quality wines from Chile under the leadership of Aurelio Montes. The lineup is top-notch from entry level to top-of-the-line."