Montes Purple Angel 2011, Colchagua Valley

Red Blend Red Blend
Colchagua Valley, Chile

$59.95 (62364)

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December 06, 2014

Critic Reviews (4)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Crafted with collectors in mind, the 2011 Purple Angel (92% Carmenère and 8% Petit Verdot) is assuredly the greatest,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is one of the great carmeneres of Chile - a very seductive red, but I urge you to age this a couple of years...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A big and rich, dense and ripe carmenere here from Montes, the winery's flagship bottling (with 8% petit verdot). It...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

The width of this bottle has certainly not diminished and neither has its power. Lovely herbal, violet and grassy...

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Community Reviews (2)

Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

This blend of 92% Carmenere and 8% Petit Verdot spent 18 months in new French oak and features medium-high intensity aromas of lovely purple fruit, cedar and black fruits. Palate is full bodied and complex with black cherry, blackberry, herb, and licorice flavours. Mouth-watering acids with a rush of acidity mid-palate, giving way to long, smooth finish. Big, firm tannins should integrate nicely over time. This is a big, powerful wine - cellar and taste again in 2-3 years. Tasted Oct/2014.

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Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

Not a wine that I would go out and buy, but was neat to have the opportunity to try. This wine is all about being big and dense. Loads of black fruit, dark chocolate, baking spice, and coffee on the nose. On the palate, the acidity kept things refreshing while the tannins were quite big, though ripe and smooth, and the finish was long. What kept this more interesting than so many fruit bombs was the savoury note that is so often associated with Carmenere. Despite this added complexity, this is a wine to drink by itself on a cold winter's night. Tasted January 2015.

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