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Montes Purple Angel Carmenere 2009 Wine Review

Montes Purple Angel Carmenere 2009

Montes Purple Angel Carmenere 2009

Colchagua Valley, Chile

Community Score:95/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $56.95

Drink: 2012-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Montes

Natalie's Score: 95/100

An amazing wine; a classic for those looking for Chile's flagship wines. Deep, long and complex with layers of mouth-watering juiciness. Here's your dessert wine.

Carmenere food pairings: grilled steaks, osso buco.

This Montes Purple Angel Carmenere 2009 was reviewed on March 3, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

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Not only a classic Carmenère, but a classic New World wine. The colour, in a tip of the hat to the name, is deep purple-ruby. Aromas of blueberry pie, cedar boughs, smoked meat, cherry and tilled earth dominate. Dry, very flavourful, but impeccably balanced by moderate to firm tannins and lively acidity. Excellent blueberry and cedar replays. Full bodied with a very long, luxurious finish. There’s a touch of Petit Verdot mixed in with this impressive Carmenère. Enjoyable over the next 6-8+ years. Source: Vintages Wine Panel

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