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Angel's Share wines on Naked Wines

A Chilean producer on the list at Naked Wines, the second batch of wines from this new ‘Web2.0 embracing’ retailer (the first being Domaine Cristia from the South of France ). A mixed pack of six wines is currently listed for £39.99 and comprises one each of the reds and two of the Sauvignon Blancs. Sadly though the white is a little disappointing…

All the wines are listed with an individual bottle price of £8.49. Buying the mixed case brings the bottle price down to £6.66 per bottle; good value for the reds, a better price for the white.


Red Wine Review/Tasting NoteWine Tasting Note: Angel’s Share Reserva Merlot Mouvèdre, 2007, Maipo Valley, Chile
[More on Adegga / Snooth]
What really stood out here was the long, long lasting flavour and a complex one too – a little sweetness, deep black fruits, a savoury, meaty edge, good gravelly tannins and an inky finish. Alcohol noticeable however. Alcohol 14%.
Scribblings Rating – 88/100 [3.5 out of 5]



White Wine Review/Tasting NoteWine Tasting Note: Angel’s Share Reserva Sauvignon Blanc, 2008, Bio-Bio Valley, Chile.
[More: Adegga / Snooth]
A fruity, crisp, bean shoot and pea core with a touch of sherbty complexity. Light to medium bodied, fresh, clean. Lacks a little concentration and texture. Nice with a selection of cheeses. Alcohol 13.5%.
Scribblings Rating – 82/100 [2.75 out of 5]



Red Wine Review/Tasting NoteWine Tasting Note: Angel’s Share Reserva Cabernet Carmènere, 2007, Rapel Valley, Chile
[More on Adegga / Snooth]
Give this a little time to open up and if offers an amazing, pronounced, fruit-forward aroma. The combination of Cabernet (blackberries, blackcurrants) and Carmènere (plum, herbs) works beautifully here. The palate, while offering quite the same complexity as the aroma, is nicely balanced, decently tannic but fruity with a gravelly, inky, creamy edged, finish.
Scribblings Rating – 90/100 [3.75 out of 5]



Red Wine Review/Tasting NoteWine Tasting Note: Angel’s Share Reserva Syrah, 2007, Aconcagua Valley, Chile
[More on Adegga / Snooth]
Full-bodied, spice-laced palate. Nicely textured and balanced acidity. Really good, long blackberry finish with inky depths. Highly drinkable and a nice match with a beef/mushroom/tomato pasta dish enlivened with Worcester Sauce. Alcohol 14%. Exclusive to Naked Wines.
Scribblings Rating – 88/100 [3.5 out of 5]

Still to taste: The Angel’s Share Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Angels Share Cabernet Sauvignon

2 Comments »

  1. Dylan says:

    I loved when I first learned the romantic origin–the concept that, through out fermentation, the wine which escapes the barrel is considered the “angel’s share” of the wine. As if it just floats up into heaven. Ironically enough, it’s impossible to actually bottle the Angel’s Share, but it still serves as a great name.

  2. steve ullyatt says:

    naked have just informed me that they’re not able to get any of the angel’s share wines this year – does anyone know where i can get them from?

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