Raisin, Cherry, Licorice
Grlled Steak, BBQ Ribs, Beef Shawarma
Montes (a Chilean brand) produces a highly sought-after and very pricey wine called Purple Angel. I have had the good fortune to try this wine and it is VERY GOOD. Purple Angel, like this wine, is also mostly Carmenère (carmen-yare).
This Limited Selection bottle is baby Purple Angel. Now, before you write me emails, let me be clear. It shares the same robust profile, generous fruit, and herb/earthy notes. Of course, at $15.95 it is not the same wine, but for this price, you can’t go wrong.
The fruit is forward and balanced. Lots of cherries and blackberry mixed together with some jam notes. The finish is really pronounced and is where the earthy licorice shows up but in a really nice way. If you want to try something new or just a really good deal for your next BBQ, get this one while it lasts!