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Montes Carmenere Purple Angel 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

"The F. Cotat 2010 Sancerre Les Monts Damnes evinces gooseberry preserves, herbal essences, fresh apple, and honeydew melon in a tartly, faintly bitter-edged, but at the same time substantial and texturally polished palate performance. Caraway and celery seed, chalk and salt add interest leading into a long, juicy and invigorating – yet at the same time somehow soothing – finish. At 13.5% alcohol, here is the lightest of the classic Cotat terroir trio in its vintage. I would expect this well-concentrated, even-tempered, bright yet dense Mont Damnes to be worth following for at least 12-15 years...91" WA 07/12

Member Reviews for Montes Carmenere Purple Angel

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Snooth User: Dionysus follower
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4.00 5
09/15/2012

A very good wine from Chile. The nose is so consistent and consetrated. Aromas of peppers, tomato leaves, plums, berries and light herbs. The palate is following the nose with an amazing balance of the veggie and the fruity parts. Round and plenty tannins with a medium + acidity. Long veggie finish a bit harsh. It needs some time but still is a good choise for now. Any dish combining vegatables and braised beef is a must pair!


Snooth User: jonnyb1
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4.50 5
12/23/2011

Great alternative to new Zealand sauvignon blancs


Snooth User: bklnbrick
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4.00 5
03/12/2010

Predictable appearance, spicy nose and balanced flavors, medium body. Somewhat astringent in a nice, mild way. Delicious and subtle.


External Reviews for Montes Carmenere Purple Angel

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/01/2012

Fresh, crisp and intense. Luscious floral aromas and zesty acidity combine in a delicious, refreshing wine.


External Review
07/06/2011

WE 90pts. - Winemaker Notes - Very powerful. To the palate it is refreshingly crisp, sparkling, soft and sumptuous, showing great complexity of tropical fruits with citric accents. Its high acidity and low pH contribute to the impressive overall freshness and high minerality.


External Review
11/05/2012

Lebendiger und nach dunklen Früchten und Gewürzen riechender Duft. Eleganter Wein mit ausgereifter Tanninne, die dem Wein Struktur und Griff verleiht. Im Gaumen bilden sich Geschmäcker von schwarzen Beeren.


External Review
09/01/2012

Chablis-like salted, herbed chicken stock such as seems from my experience to reflect the influence of Kimmeridgian chalk informs Dagueneau's 2010 Sancerre Monts Damnes, accompanied by bright, luscious lime and grapefruit, all seemingly suffused with... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Sauvignon Blanc wine from Loire Valley in France. 2010 Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau Sancerre Monts Damnes 750ml


External Review
06/14/2011

This is a crisp and clean white Bordeaux that has a lovely mouth-filling texture and pithy fruit character. As much as we adore the lean and mineraled Loire Valley take on Sauvignon Blanc, we also enjoy the rounder style unique to Bordeaux.



"The F. Cotat 2010 Sancerre Les Monts Damnes evinces gooseberry preserves, herbal essences, fresh apple, and honeydew melon in a tartly, faintly bitter-edged, but at the same time substantial and texturally polished palate performance. Caraway and celery seed, chalk and salt add interest leading into a long, juicy and invigorating – yet at the same time somehow soothing – finish. At 13.5% alcohol, here is the lightest of the classic Cotat terroir trio in its vintage. I would expect this well-concentrated, even-tempered, bright yet dense Mont Damnes to be worth following for at least 12-15 years...91" WA 07/12

Dietary Information: Organic

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 2.50 g/l grams per liter

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