2015 Vina Montes Purple Angel

Year: 2015
Appellation: Colchagua Valley
Country: Chile
Wine Advocate: 92
James Suckling: 99
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.0%
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"The bottle of the 2015 Purple Angel looks like a magnum, but it's only big, like the wine it contains. This is a ripe, heady and generously oaked blend of Carmenere with 8% Petit Verdot that has abundant herbal and spicy aromas and flavors. It matured in brand new French barriques for 18 months. So you can imagine it's going to be quite oaky, and the texture shows some grainy tannins that are going to require some more time in bottle to get polished. It finishes dry, with some astringency. Very 1990s. Will it come into balance with bottle age? 180,000 bottles." (WA)

"This is perhaps the greatest Purple Angel ever. Full body, tight and compressed with an amazing texture and density. Fantastic fine tannins that are silky and polished. I love the energy and intensity. A blend of 92% carmenere and 8% petit verdot. One for the cellar but I can’t wait to drink it again." (JS)

Winery Notes
Impressive and very deep garnet red color. Tremendous aromatic intensity with a predominance of ripe red and black berry fruit intermingled with aromas of sweet spices and pastries. The aromas contributed by the French oak meld very well, lending subtle notes of dark chocolate and vanilla accompanied by well-balanced toast. The palate is very well structured with very smooth tannins that lend breadth and complexity. This is a wine with juicy acidity, generous volume, and flavors in line with its aromatic profile, ending with a long and elegant finish.