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2016 Montes 'Purple Angel' Valle de Colchagua


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Winemaker Notes: This superb wine represents a whole new dimension for Carmenère, the long-lost grape variety that recently resurfaced in Chile after being presumed extinct in Bordeaux, its original home. In Chile, we consider it our ‘signature’ variety and call it the ‘Jurassic Park’ grape that returned from the past.

Impressive and very deep garnet red color. Tremendous aromatic intensity with a predominance of ripe red and black berry fruit intermingled with aromas of sweet spices and pastries. The aromas contributed by the French oak meld very well, lending subtle notes of dark chocolate and vanilla accompanied by well-balanced toast. The palate is very well structured with very smooth tannins that lend breadth and complexity. This is a wine with juicy acidity, generous volume, and flavors in line with its aromatic profile, ending with a long and elegant finish. Highly recommended with red meats, lamb chops with rosemary, pork ribs, and cannelloni.

Blend: 92% Carmenère, 8% Petit Verdot


James Suckling - "The complexity of this is something very special with dark berries, hot stone, iodine, and oyster shells. Full-bodied, very tight and polished with creamy tannins that envelop your palate, caressing every inch. Deep and dark fruit and wet earth at the finish. Drink or hold."

Tim Atkin - "2016 was a "very complicated vintage" according to Aurelio Montes Junior, but what has emerged in the bottle is one of the best Purple Angels I can remember, all of it sourced from slopes. Marrying Carmenère with 8% Petit Verdot, this is floral and well balanced with subtle herbal undertones, fine tannins and attractive oak. 2023-30"

Wine Enthusiast - "Ripe berry aromas are supported by notes of coffee, mocha, smoldering charcoal and baking spices. A flush palate brings the fruit in quantity, while the flavors are all about quality and emphasize blackened, spicy blackberry, mocha and toast. Given that 2016 was a tough year for red wines in Chile, this is a big success. Drink through 2025."


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Country Chile
Region Colchagua Valley
Vintage 2016
Winery Montes
Grape Varietals Carmenere
Size 750 milliliter
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