Montes 2016 Purple Angel Carménère Valle de Colchagua Chile
98 Points 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.
96 Points 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 Carménère with 8% Petit Verdot, this is floral and well balanced with subtle herbal undertones, fine tannins and attractive oak. Drink through 2023-30
94 Points 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.
Blend: 92% Carménère, 8% Petit Verdot
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