(From 2005 Vintage) Aromas are the combination of the dark fruit flavors given by the Apalta Carmenère, the spicy and lively hints given by the Marchigüe Carmenère (cooler area only 18 kms or 11 miles to the Pacific Ocean), and wildness of black berries given by the Petit Verdot. This wine is full bodied, with a considerably amount of ripe tannins giving grip and structure to this lovely wine. Cellaring potential is no less than 10 years. Purple Angel is a blend of 92% Carmenère and 8% Petit Verdot from the Colchag...
Drink 2009-2020. Parker 91: "The 2004 Purple Angel is composed of 92% Carmenere (a notoriously fickle grape) and 8% Petit Verdot and spent 18 months in new French oak. This purple-colored wine offers intense toasty blueberry aromas with a hint of green olives in the background. On the palate the wine is thick and rich, with layers of flavor and a long, pure finish. Allow it to evolve for a year or two and drink it through 2020. Over recent years, Montes has been one of the standard-bearers of quality wines from Chile under the leadership of Aurelio Montes. The lineup is top-notch from entry level to top-of-the-line."
Wine & SpiritsRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 06/07
Wine AdvocateRating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 171 on Jun-07