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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
Montes Purple Angel Apalta Vineyard Carmenere 2007
Montes Purple Angel Apalta Vineyard Carmenere 2007
(search item no. 109720)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $54.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Distinctive flavors of intense blueberry, blackberry and chocolate. Montes Purple Angel is layered, structured, and balanced. Intense purple in color, this wine has distinctive and delicate hints of chocolate and cigar box aromas. The Carmenère grapes from the Apalta estate provide elegance, spiciness, and dark fruit flavors. The Petit Verdot, also from Apalta, adds structure along with the wildness of black berries. Finally, the Carmenère from Marchigue –a cooler area – adds spicy and lively notes. This wine is full bodied, with a considerable amount of ripe tannins that bestow grip and structure to this lovely wine.
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About Montes:

With the release of the first Montes Alpha wine back in 1988, Montes became one of the first premium wineries of Chile. Their premise, a clear belief that Chile had an untapped potential as a producer of quality wines, made them a benchmark for other wineries to follow. Its original four partners' total involvement and the continuous help of the angels that decorate their labels was key to their success. Two decades later, Montes is the fifth most important winery of Chile where Aurelio Montes continues leading the winemaking area with the same passion as the first day. Hard work and total focus on quality has led Montes to be one of the most successful and respected quality-driven wineries in Chile as they continue pioneering and breaking new grounds in wine.