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Purple Angel Colchagua Valley Carménère Petit Verdot

9.341 ratings
9.45 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
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
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
Adam Beasley

Big, tannic, complex, and thought provoking. Compelling balance of fruit, oak, and herbals. Great wine with a long life ahead of it.

Big, tannic, complex, and thought provoking. Compelling balance of fruit, oak, and herbals. Great wine with a long life ahead of it.

1 person found it helpfulJan 20th, 2019
Scott Soren

James suckling gave this 99pts It was a real treat. As a young wine, it took 45 minutes to open right. Great with our bone in strip. Drinks like a bordoux blend

James suckling gave this 99pts It was a real treat. As a young wine, it took 45 minutes to open right. Great with our bone in strip. Drinks like a bordoux blend

1 person found it helpfulDec 2nd, 2018
Zach Jamieson

Bold and full, strong smoky/tobacco smell, but yet incredibly well balanced with hints of stone fruit. Highly recommend. Intense, and smooth.

Bold and full, strong smoky/tobacco smell, but yet incredibly well balanced with hints of stone fruit. Highly recommend. Intense, and smooth.

Jun 20th, 2019
Melissa E

Second.best. Ever

Second.best. Ever

Apr 27th, 2019
Kilian Werner

Excellent wine. Very dark fruit notes of currant and black cherry

Excellent wine. Very dark fruit notes of currant and black cherry

Mar 29th, 2019
Jason Sallee

Delicious. Absolutely spot on.

Delicious. Absolutely spot on.

Mar 3rd, 2019