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Montes Purple Angel 2014 Wine Review

Montes Purple Angel 2014

Montes Purple Angel 2014

Colchagua Valley, Chile

Community Score:96/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $59.95

Drink: 2017-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Montes

Agent: Vin Vino Wine Merchants Inc.

Natalie's Score: 99/100

There's a reason this Chilean wine has a cult following. Purple Angel will make you feel as though you've gone to heaven aloft a cloud of sensory pleasure. The 2014 vintage is a blend of 92% Caménère and 8% Petit Verdot grapes. Caménère was re-discovered only about 12 years ago, believed to be extinct after phylloxera hit its ancestral home in Bordeaux in 1880. That's why it's also called the "Jurassic Park" grape. The vines for this wine are planted on steep slopes. If you love full-bodied, juicy, fruit-forward wines, this is your apogee as it also has all of those other great hallmarks of superb wine: complexity, balance and finish. Pair with a juicy steak.

Food pairings: veal roast, slow-cooked brisket of beef, rabbit fricassee.

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This Montes Purple Angel 2014 was reviewed on September 30, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 95/100 with the following review:

This wine is insane. Absolutely insane. Loads of blackberry, cassis and acai berry accompanied by herbs, baking spice, purple flowers and pepper. This will age up to two decades. 95 points. (www.ottawawinejournal.com)
From the Colchagua Valley, Montes Purple Angel (2014) is so easy to enjoy. Lots of plum, blackberry, florals and herbs on this full-bodied red. The red wine blend is mostly Caménère with some Petit Verdot. Drinking beautifully now. - Community Wine Reviews

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