In the rolling hills of Chile’s Colchagua valley is one of the country’s best wine estates, the world-renown Viña Montes. Montes was founded in 1987 by Aurelio Montes and Douglas Murray, with the aim of producing high-quality Chilean wine. Today, the company’s vineyards span the length of the country, from Aconcagua and Casablanca Valley in the north to Apalta in the south. These are managed with as little irrigation as possible, to strengthen the vines, and green harvesting helps with berry concentration. Vineyards are harvested either late at night or early in the morning to help maintain the freshness of the grapes.
Today I am pleased to offer two of their finest wines from the 2015 vintage.
Firstly, Purple Angel, a wine that is produced almost entirely from Carmenere. This variety, which originated in Bordeaux but is now rarely seen there, has become a star in its own right at Viña Montes.
Secondly, Montes Folly, a concentrated and age worthy red wine which is 100% Syrah from vines grown in the steepest and highest portions of their vineyards.
Offer as follows:
Cases 6 x 75cl, 2015 Montes, Purple Angel @ @ £195 per case (IB)
99 out of 100……”This is perhaps the greatest Purple Angel ever. Full body, tight and compressed with an amazing texture and density. Fantastic fine tannins that are silky and polished. I love the energy and intensity. A blend of 92% carmenere and 8% petit verdot. One for the cellar but I can’t wait to drink it again.” – James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
Cases 6 x 75cl, 2015 Montes, Folly Syrah @ £190 per case (IB)
96 out of 100..…”This is the benchmark for syrah in Chile with smoked meat and berry character. Full body yet refined and beautiful. A cooler rendition of this. Very polished and textured tannins. Solid. Drink or hold.” – James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
I am very pleased to offer an additional 5% discount on any 12 bottles or more.
4-6 weeks delivery. Let me know what is of interest and I will confirm.
All wines offered under Bond. Subject to remaining unsold. Free local delivery on orders over £300 EX duty and VAT. Other deliveries charged at cost.
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