Friday, June 1, 2007

Montes Carmenere Purple Angel 2004

photo © Linda Blakely 2007

Rated 90 points by Wine Spectator: "A bit pumped up with flashy toast, but shows solid raspberry and blackberry fruit, with mocha, tobacco and mineral notes on the long, nicely integrated finish. Drink now through 2008."

An incredibly delicious wine, for sure, but I have to disagree with the aromas they found. I got fresh-roasted coffee beans with a touch of grilled green peppers. The body was dense and lush with silky tannins and a long finish.