CLOS APALTA 2018

JS98 RP96 
750 ML
$139.99

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CLOS APALTA 2018


It was a wonderful harvest … 2018 was everything that you could wish for to make wines that are fully ripe but have a lot of elegance and freshness. A treat from Mother Nature.

TASTING NOTES
COLOR

Deep and inky purple red robe with dark blue edges.

NOSE

The nose is intense, spicy overlapping with layers of red and black fruit, and cedar notes.

PALATE

Elegant tannins open towards a mid-palate that combines finesse and concentration, round and fresh. Exceptionally long finish.

Reviews and Awards

Reviewed By:
Score/Awarded:
98 / 100
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.
Reviewed By:
Score/Awarded:
96 / 100
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.