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[TWELVE-PACK COMBO: Buy Nine (9) Bottles, Get 3 Bottles for 50% OFF] Montes "Purple Angel" 2012 (Marchigüe, Colchagua Valley, Chile) - [JS 95] [WS 93] [WE 92]
[TWELVE-PACK COMBO: Buy Nine (9) Bottles, Get 3 Bottles for 50% OFF] Montes "Purple Angel" 2012 (Marchigüe, Colchagua Valley, Chile) - [JS 95] [WS 93] [WE 92]

Retail Price: $900.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $786.46
You save $113.54!
Winery: Montes
Varietal: 92% Carmenere, 8% Petite Verdot
Region: Marchigüe, Colchagua, Chile
Vintage: 2012
Bottle Size: 12 x 750 ml


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Press / Wine Critic's Reviews
Buy nine bottles@ $74.99 and get three for 50% off= $37.49 each
($674.91+$112.49= $786.46 for six bottles)

Notes from the Winemaker:

Intense carmine red in color with tremendous aromatic potency. Complex and bursting with character. Ripe red and black fruits such as plums, blackberries, strawberries, and cherries predominate on the nose, complemented by aromas of pastries and nutmeg with a touch of cinnamon and jam. The contribution of French oak is distinguished by a delicate aroma of caffe latte, toffee, and caramel followed by notes of toast from the first-use oak. The palate is nicely balanced with very well-rounded tannins and an outstanding central nerve from the Petit Verdot. This is a creamy wine with a sensation of flavors that echo its aromas and lead to a long and seductive finish.

Oak Aging: 100% of the components of this wine were aged for 24 months in new French oak barrels.

Technical Data:
Grape Varieties: 92% Carmenere, 8% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 14.5 %
Total Acidity: 3.72 g/lt.
Residual Sugar: 2.55 g/lt.
pH: 3.49 g/lt.

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - James Suckling:
"This is a beautiful long and silky red with blackberry and blueberry character plus hints of spices and black pepper. Rose petal too. Full-bodied, yet so fine and gorgeous. It's so drinkable and refined now, but complex and fascinating. Stylish. 92% carmenere and 8% petit verdot. Drink or hold." - (July 6th, 2015)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Suave and plush, with a broad, open texture that transmits a spicy array of dark cherry, currant, blackberry and cocoa powder notes. Very creamy, with silky tannins on the finish of Asian spice and chocolate. Drink now through 2022. 17,400 cases made." - KM (Nov 30, 2014)

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"As per usual, Purple Angel is a full-force experience. Hailing from a warm year, this is dense and purple in color, as it should be. Aromas of graphite, oak, tobacco and black fruit set up a jammy, full palate with saturated flavors of spice-laden blueberry and boysenberry. Finishing notes of tobacco, herb and oak cement this big-boned wine’s ripe, beefy status. Drink through 2018." - Michael Schachner (12/31/2014)

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