Reviewed on 2017-08-03
By
Rating 88
Style Red
Blend , Petit Verdot
Vintage 2013
Appellation
Rapel Valley
Central Valley
Chile
ABV 14.5%
Price $65.00  Buy This Wine
Print Shelf Talker

Perfect For

Special Occasion Splurges, Steak Dinner, Winning Over the Boss

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec , Merlot

Montes ‘Purple Angel’ 2013 Review

Bombastic fruit is the star here - black cherry and blackberry syrup - with a supporting cast of mint, sweet basil, vanilla, and bitter chocolate. It’s certainly big, rich, and satisfying, with some acidity to balance the full body, but some may feel that the price tag, while evidence of high-quality winemaking, is a little too rich for the everyday. This is proof that Carménère is worthy of standing among its other red Bordeaux grape peers.

88
POINTS
Montes ‘Purple Angel’ 2013
Bombastic fruit is the star here - black cherry and blackberry syrup - with a supporting cast of mint, sweet basil, vanilla, and bitter chocolate. It’s certainly big, rich, and satisfying, with some acidity to balance the full body, but some may feel that the price tag, while evidence of high-quality winemaking, is a little too rich for the everyday. This is proof that Carménère is worthy of standing among its other red Bordeaux grape peers.

Reviewed On: 08-03-2017
88
POINTS
Montes ‘Purple Angel’ 2013
Bombastic fruit is the star here - black cherry and blackberry syrup - with a supporting cast of mint, sweet basil, vanilla, and bitter chocolate. It’s certainly big, rich, and satisfying, with some acidity to balance the full body, but some may feel that the price tag, while evidence of high-quality winemaking, is a little too rich for the everyday. This is proof that Carménère is worthy of standing among its other red Bordeaux grape peers.

Reviewed On: 08-03-2017