Montes Purple Angel 2016
|Region||Chile, Colchagua, Apalta Valley|
James SucklingThe 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.
Wine EnthusiastRipe 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.
Wine SpectatorAn opulent and spicy red, with notes of bourbon vanilla and hints of cardamom to the mouthwatering flavors of cherry pie, blackberry and plum tart. The juicy finish lingers with chocolate and cream accents, and a touch of dried green herb. Carmenère and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2024. 17,000 cases made.