Montes Purple Angel 2015
SKU: 03960

Montes Purple Angel 2015

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750ml
$95.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region Chile, Colchagua, Apalta Valley
Brand Montes
Alcohol/vol 15.1%
Impressive deep purplish-red in color. The nose presents its habitual elegance with outstanding aromas of ripe red and black berries over a backdrop of sweet spices. Dark chocolate and mocha notes from aging in French oak combine very well with the variety's characteristic fruity aromas, resulting in a wine with tremendous aromatic complexity that continues to open with layer after layer of new and delicious sensations. The palate is well structured with soft, ample tannins. Acidity from the Petit Verdot lends juiciness and central nerve, qualities that predict excellent evolution and exceptional aging potential. The remarkable finish is elegant and very much in accordance with the nose. This is clearly an ideal wine to enjoy now-or in years to come. Highly recommended with red meats, lamb chops with rosemary, pork ribs, and cannelloni.
James Suckling
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This is perhaps the greatest Purple Angel ever. Full body, tight and compressed with an amazing texture and density. Fantastic fine tannins that are silky and polished. I love the energy and intensity. A blend of 92% carmenere and 8% petit verdot. One for the cellar but I can't wait to drink it again.

Wine Enthusiast
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Sappy, rooty aromas of baked black fruit, spice cake and chocolate announce a supremely ripe Carmenère (with 8% Petit Verdot) that's as lush, chewy and dense on the palate as possible without being overdone. Massive blackberry, cassis, chocolate and baking spice flavors finish toasty and rich. While this turns over no new stones, it's decidedly appealing. Drink through 2021.

Michael Schachner, December 31, 2018
Wine Spectator
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A lithe red, with crushed red fruit and dried berry flavors that feature hints of paprika and white pepper. Dried savory herb notes show on the rich and fairly tannic finish. Carmenère and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022.

Kim Marcus, November 30, 2018
Wine Advocate
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The bottle of the 2015 Purple Angel looks like a magnum, but it's only big, like the wine it contains. This is a ripe, heady and generously oaked blend of Carmenere with 8% Petit Verdot that has abundant herbal and spicy aromas and flavors. It matured in brand new French barriques for 18 months. So you can imagine it's going to be quite oaky, and the texture shows some grainy tannins that are going to require some more time in bottle to get polished. It finishes dry, with some astringency. Very 1990s. Will it come into balance with bottle age?

Luis Gutierrez, October 31, 2018