Purple Angel 2015 - Montes

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Purple Angel 2015

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99 points, “This is perhaps the greatest Purple Angel ever.” – James Suckling

This vintage of Purple Angel from Montes is a big one, in every sense. A rich Carmenère with an 8% splash of Petit Verdot to add tannin, colour and floral aromas. Heady and spicy, this is a red you can really get your teeth into. It’s concentrated, energetic and unashamedly oaky having spent 18 months in new barrels. Combine its dark chocolate, Christmas cake, blackberry, mocha, dried herb and creamy oak flavours with red meat, slow cooked stews and deeply umami dishes.

Colchagua is home to Chile’s finest and most famous wines. Viña Montes is one of the legends working in this area. Created by Aurelio Montes Baseden in 1987 with the ethos of creating boutique wines. Aurelio not only made the wines, but marketed them abroad and consulted for the likes of Casa Lapostolle. Montes’ vegan-friendly Purple Angel comes from vineyards in the Marchigüe and Apalta areas of the valley and has become an icon of Chilean wine and Bordeaux’s forgotten grape variety.

£7.6 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 3002539

Style No.: 738144

Country: Chile
Region: Colchagua Valley
Grapes: Petit Verdot, Carmenère
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.1%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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