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Clos Apalta, Casa Lapostolle 2018

Grape VarietyCarmenere

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Chile2018Clos Apalta, Casa Lapostolle

6 bottle minimum order

BT2 \ 024858.001298 JS2495.33333333333398.0098.00Clos Apalta, Casa Lapostolle0.7510
Chile2018Clos Apalta, Casa Lapostolle

Individual OWC

MG1 \ 28858.00698 JS895.33333333333398.0098.00Clos Apalta, Casa Lapostolle1.510
Chile2018Clos Apalta, Casa LapostolleDM11300.00bt98 JS110098.0098.00Clos Apalta, Casa Lapostolle310
Chile2018Clos Apalta, Casa LapostolleIM11600.00bt98 JS110098.0098.00Clos Apalta, Casa Lapostolle610
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Tasting Notes

So aromatic and fresh with dried flowers, sweet tobacco and hints of straw. Red fruit, cloves and green peppercorns. Medium-to full-bodied with fine tannins that are very fresh and refined. Fine, silky and beautiful. Hints of minerals and granite to the dark fruit. Such gorgeous length and beauty. 64% carmenere, 18% cabernet franc and 18% merlot. Extremely long and poised. Cooler wine. From biodynamically grown grapes. Delicious to drink already, but another three to four years will make it even better.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, August 2021

There is a lot of Carmenere character on the nose of the 2018 Clos Apalta, which was produced with 64% Carmenere, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot, a blend that is similar to the one used in 2016. The wine is not shy at all and hits the scale at 15% alcohol. It's showy, heady, hedonistic, aromatic, full-bodied and lush with abundant velvety tannins and a long and powerful finish where the notes of black peppercorns and tea and tobacco leaves dominate. This might not be a wine for everybody, but fans of the style will love it. 92,748 bottles produced. It was bottled in October 2020.

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (256), August 2021
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