Montes PURPLE ANGEL 2017
|Region||Chile, Colchagua, Apalta Valley|
Considered one of the deans of the Chilean wine industry, Aurelio Montes founded his eponymous winery back in the 1980's, well before the South American wine boom. A pioneer in both quality and pricing, Montes was one of the first to produce an "ultra-premium" red from a remote part of Chile's Colchagua Valley called Apalta. Together with Casa Lapostolle, who won Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year in 2008 for Clos Apalta, Montes decided this was the perfect spot to create world-class reds. Celebrating 30 years, they have just created their best wines to date!
Such an amazing, floral nose with blackberries, blueberries, violets and other flowers. Full-bodied, yet so balanced and refined with vibrancy and energy. It’s really racy and exciting with a super long, beautiful finish. Tight and super polished. Needs two or three years to open more. Beauty. Drink after 2021." James Suckling, 98 Points