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Purple Angel Colchagua Valley Carménère Petit Verdot

9.2578 ratings
9.267 pro ratings
Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Central Valley, Chile
Carménère, Petit Verdot
Lamb, Baking Spices, Potato, Pasta, Exotic Spices, Chicken, Herbs, Turkey, White Rice, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Mushrooms, Beef, Onion, Soft Cheese, Duck, Pork, Beans & Peas, Tomato-Based
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

92% Carmenere; 8% Petit Verdot. Carmenere is an offshoot of Cabernet Franc says Jancis R’s encyclopaedia. Ripe black fruited aromas with creme de cacao - vanilla coconut oak on nose and palate - overoaked IMO. What you might call an Heroic wine coupled with the ridiculously heavy bottle. You could do forearm curls with this bottle! Full bodied - solid, and a little square sided for my palate.

92% Carmenere; 8% Petit Verdot. Carmenere is an offshoot of Cabernet Franc says Jancis R’s encyclopaedia. Ripe black fruited aromas with creme de cacao - vanilla coconut oak on nose and palate - overoaked IMO. What you might call an Heroic wine coupled with the ridiculously heavy bottle. You could do forearm curls with this bottle! Full bodied - solid, and a little square sided for my palate.

Sep 18th, 2019
Steven Gullo

Oak is heavy on the nose and palate. Intense Dark chocolate, cocoa and violets just jump from the glass. No green notes or typical Carmenere pyrazines.

Oak is heavy on the nose and palate. Intense Dark chocolate, cocoa and violets just jump from the glass. No green notes or typical Carmenere pyrazines.

Aug 11th, 2019
Severn Goodwin

Nose has very dark chocolate, roasted coffee bean, blackberry-blueberry mash, rose petals, slight mint, crushed black cherry and wet slate.

Palate has warmed plum, chocolate cake, vanilla tobacco, light cedar and light oak. Surprisingly the tannins are quite mellow, easily approachable in a very, very youthful state.

A very heavy bottle, you could easily knock someone into tomorrow with a well timed swing.

We paired with delightfully thick bone-in ribeye's on the grill, actually a great pair with a nice sear/char from a wicked hot grill (+600°F). Delicious, local grass fed cattle.

Suckling, 99 points...Really? No one should be this drinking this before 2025, at least. I guess I have at least a baseline on what he thinks is the greatest Purple Angel to date. I agree, it is very good, but needs a lot of time, we have several, older vintages in the cellar just waiting for the right time.

I will certainly need to brush my teeth at least 2x after enjoying this wine. I'll have a 24hr check-in tomorrow, we're not finishing this on day one.

24hr Update: Mint has dropped out on the nose, palate is a wonderful blackberry-cedar jam, delicious, still not 99 points.

Nose has very dark chocolate, roasted coffee bean, blackberry-blueberry mash, rose petals, slight mint, crushed black cherry and wet slate.

Palate has warmed plum, chocolate cake, vanilla tobacco, light cedar and light oak. Surprisingly the tannins are quite mellow, easily approachable in a very, very youthful state.

A very heavy bottle, you could easily knock someone into tomorrow with a well timed swing.

We paired with delightfully thick bone-in ribeye's on the grill, actually a great pair with a nice sear/char from a wicked hot grill (+600°F). Delicious, local grass fed cattle.

Suckling, 99 points...Really? No one should be this drinking this before 2025, at least. I guess I have at least a baseline on what he thinks is the greatest Purple Angel to date. I agree, it is very good, but needs a lot of time, we have several, older vintages in the cellar just waiting for the right time.

I will certainly need to brush my teeth at least 2x after enjoying this wine. I'll have a 24hr check-in tomorrow, we're not finishing this on day one.

24hr Update: Mint has dropped out on the nose, palate is a wonderful blackberry-cedar jam, delicious, still not 99 points.

Jun 15th, 2019
Bassel Sommelier

A solid Carmener that needs time to open up but with good tannins and the aftertaste that comes from an excellent structure

A solid Carmener that needs time to open up but with good tannins and the aftertaste that comes from an excellent structure

Mar 8th, 2019
Lyn Farmer

Vibrant, inky purple with youthful Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, leather, mocha, earthy violet and an undertone of dried thyme. Full bodied yet Elegant with a very long finish. Lovely wine. Purple Angel is 92% Carmenère and 8% Petite Verdot

Vibrant, inky purple with youthful Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, leather, mocha, earthy violet and an undertone of dried thyme. Full bodied yet Elegant with a very long finish. Lovely wine. Purple Angel is 92% Carmenère and 8% Petite Verdot

Dec 12th, 2018
Pierre Costa

Outstanding Carmenere. Lots of blueberries and plums with soft tannins

Outstanding Carmenere. Lots of blueberries and plums with soft tannins

Sep 30th, 2018
Roy Goble

Much better recommendation.

Much better recommendation.

Aug 24th, 2018
Rob Mondavi

Owner/President of Winemaking Folio Fine Wine Partners

9.3

Nice. Fleshy but not overtly. Balance. Ripe tasty. Good tannin.

Nice. Fleshy but not overtly. Balance. Ripe tasty. Good tannin.

Oct 1st, 2017
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.7

The best carmenere in chile from the apalta valley.

The best carmenere in chile from the apalta valley.

3 people found it helpfulJul 15th, 2014
Chris England

😇 I looked up to the sky & the Purple Angel came down upon me filling my glass with light blocking purple rain that oozed aromas of black & blue berries w/ thick chocolate, vanilla & smokey oak - drink this godly juice she said 🍷

I dared embrace the heavenly nectar & succumbed to a full on palate explosion of ripe dark concentrated blackcurrant 💥

My mouth was left open in awe as my stained teeth yielded to the long silky finish & I myself turned into a naughty purple devil - spank me angel spank me 😈

😇 I looked up to the sky & the Purple Angel came down upon me filling my glass with light blocking purple rain that oozed aromas of black & blue berries w/ thick chocolate, vanilla & smokey oak - drink this godly juice she said 🍷

I dared embrace the heavenly nectar & succumbed to a full on palate explosion of ripe dark concentrated blackcurrant 💥

My mouth was left open in awe as my stained teeth yielded to the long silky finish & I myself turned into a naughty purple devil - spank me angel spank me 😈

2 people found it helpfulMar 13th, 2017