Elegant on the nose, with aromas of ripe red and black berries over a background of sweet notes. Being stored in French oak barrels adds aromas of dark chocolate, coffee which go with the typical fruity aromas of this variety. Well structured on the palate, with smooth and full tannins. This superb wine represents a whole new dimension for Carmenère, the long-lost grape variety that recently resurfaced in Chile after being presumed extinct in Bordeaux, its original home. Purple Angel, has been recognised as Chile’s best Carmenère. Critics all over the world have named this wine a “wine from another planet”. Montes was founded in 1987 by winemaker Aurelio Montes and Douglas Murray. Their vision was to produce Chilean wines of premium quality. They’ve continued to raise the bar for the country ever since. And the Purple Angel is one of the most sought-after Carménères in the world.