Viña Montes 2006 Purple Angel - 93+pts

Viña Montes 2006 Purple Angel (Colchagua Valley) Chile

Availability: BCLDB Signature and private wine stores
Cost: $53.95
Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 5500 cases
Date Tasted: April 30th, 2011

Tasting Notes: A concentrated, dense and brooding monster of a Carmenère (with 8% Petit Verdot) from Chile's Viña Montes. 18 months in new French oak imparts perfectly integrated tannins and lovely oak notes to the nose and palate. Prominent aroma of menthol on the intense nose with cassis, blackberry, spice box, orange blossom and stonefruit supporting. The dry palate offers impressive depth with good continuity of flavours from the nose with added tobacco, leather and tomato stock characters.

A fantastic Carmenère to which all others will likely be compared with a super smooth texture, complex character, a long finish, good aging potential and a near perfect balance. Drink 2011-2018.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011

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