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Purple Angel Colchagua Valley Carménère Petit Verdot

9.369 ratings
9.113 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
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
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Dark cherry and pomegranate across the palate with a beautifully silky texture. #carmenere #colchaguavalley

Dark cherry and pomegranate across the palate with a beautifully silky texture. #carmenere #colchaguavalley

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2015
Anjoleena Griffin-Holst

Wine Director Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

9.9

You wish you were me right now!

You wish you were me right now!

1 person found it helpfulJun 21st, 2014
Marshall Parrish

Big and bold. Definitely pair with meat!!

Big and bold. Definitely pair with meat!!

Sep 15th, 2015
Christanna Honer

Wow. Stunning. 2011.

Wow. Stunning. 2011.

Oct 8th, 2014
Waddy Gonzalez

Fantastic representation of my favorite item of the “Lost n’ found” department of life. Carmenère!
Blueberry, nutmeg with hints of chocolate. This wine is not only well structured and very seductive but also approachable. I am in love!

Fantastic representation of my favorite item of the “Lost n’ found” department of life. Carmenère!
Blueberry, nutmeg with hints of chocolate. This wine is not only well structured and very seductive but also approachable. I am in love!

Mar 11th, 2018
LM Segal

Black as night, wet animal fur (in a good way, I swear) and earth-worm-laden earth lead a palate as big and smooth as a velvet zeppelin. Black berries, dark undergrowth and tangy tannins till dawn that just translate to a nice long finish. So yummy, loved a fatty veal chop!

Black as night, wet animal fur (in a good way, I swear) and earth-worm-laden earth lead a palate as big and smooth as a velvet zeppelin. Black berries, dark undergrowth and tangy tannins till dawn that just translate to a nice long finish. So yummy, loved a fatty veal chop!

Sep 4th, 2017
Tom Wildenhaus

Great dark color. Really enjoyed this after an hour in decanter.

Great dark color. Really enjoyed this after an hour in decanter.

Sep 12th, 2016
LM Segal

This was the wine I most wanted to see in 10 years. (Good) stinky/animale nose I thought was South Africa. Spicy chocolate and espresso, tangy red fruit and a dose of oaky tannins. Interesting but miles to go.

This was the wine I most wanted to see in 10 years. (Good) stinky/animale nose I thought was South Africa. Spicy chocolate and espresso, tangy red fruit and a dose of oaky tannins. Interesting but miles to go.

Aug 7th, 2016