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Bin: 592
Name: Montes Purple Angel
Vintage: 2012
Region: Colchagua Valley, Chile (WS:93 - Best from 2014-2022) - 92% Carmenere/8% Petit Verdot
Varietal: Red Blends
Producer: Montes
Country: Chile
Rating: 97 Points-James Suckling; 93 Points-Wine Spectator; 91 Points-Wine Advocate

Tasting Notes: 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
Galaxy Notes: 92% Carmenère, 8% Petit Verdot sourced from the Apalta Vineyard. Aged 18 months in new French oak. Bottle unfiltered. This superb wine represents a whole new dimension for Carmenère, the long-lost grape variety that recently resurfaced in Chile after being presumed extinct in Bordeaux, its original home. In Chile, we consider it our ‘signature’ variety and call it the ‘Jurassic Park’ grape that returned from the past.
Food Pairings: SIGNATURE COWBOY STEAK FRESH CUT DELMONICO ANGUS RESERVE NEW YORK STRIP STEAK FRESH CUT FILET MIGNON TOP SIRLOIN STEAK