Montes Purple Angel 2006 Palate Press December 20, 2009 Tasting Notes 2 Comments None-too-subtle oak. Very rich, naturally. Strong blueberry notes. Maybe too young; good acids on finish. One reviewer wrote, “one of the best Carmeneres available. If you don’t think so, we’re no longer friends.” This is a big, deep, rich, powerful wine, Carmenere as good as it gets. WHO Montes WHAT Carmenere WHERE Chile, Central Valley, Rapel Valley, Colchagua Valley WHEN 2006 HOW MUCH $55 Pingback: Montes Purple Angel 2006 : PALATE PRESS CXO ceo cfo cto coo cio() http://www.winemule.com The Wine Mule 46% Carmenere from Marchigue vineyard; 46% from Apalta; 8% Petite Verdot. Big floral nose, big note of black pepper; dark fruits. The palate has more black pepper, plum and blackberry, brown spice, and super-soft tannins. Even Aurelio Montes says Carmenere will never be to Chile what Malbec is to Argentina.