Carmenere, Petit Verdot
75cl * 14.5% ABV * Colchagua Valley, Chile
Purple Angel is one of South America's most in-demand wines and, without a doubt, the finest example of Carmenère. Purple by name, purple by nature: this is probably the ripest, most concentrated red you'll come across. Deep in colour, this wine has aromas of blackberries, ripe blueberry, dried plum and candied fruit combined with toasted notes of nutmeg, sweet spice, vanilla and pastry from the 18 months this spends in French oak. On the palate, it is well-structured with rich tannins, a balanced acidity and a long, lingering finish.
These big flavours will stand up to anything spiced or smoked.
Drink to 2032+.