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Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Deep violet color with purple hints. Nose: Intense and complex nose full of aromas: white pepper and red fruit at the start, then prunes and black cherries with some hints of sweet spices. Palate: Juicy tannins with soft structure and balance; fresh fruit flavors at the finish.Service and Food

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Lapostolle:
Lapostolle was founded by the legendary family behind Grand Marnier. Alexandra Marnier-Lapostolle brought French winemaking practices to Chile, where she was a pioneer in leading the development of fine quality wines. The winery uses organic and biodynamic practices, and the wines are consistently rated 90+ points. Most recently, Wine Enthusiast named Lapostolle “New World Winery of the Year” in 2008.

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.00 5
06/15/2011

a little more round, spice and currant characteristics


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
1.50 5
04/19/2010

I normally like Carmenere wines but this falls horribly flat at the end. Tasted at Geneva wine tasting 4/18/2010.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.00 5
01/29/2012

This wine was nice and layered. Very tasty. - WS Grand Tour 2011


Snooth User: wmsilvia
76038246
3.00 5
02/19/2011

Complex, red fruit and cherry yields to prune with a backdrop of oak. Finishes with slight chalk. Tannins are well structured but slightly overbearing. Melliws well with some air to make a fine table wine.


Snooth User: buttswirls
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4.00 5
05/07/2011

Consistently an amazing wine. this one is a little young, but based on the track record of the wine, I am sure will show its stuff in a few years.


Snooth User: Moes
69816725
3.00 5
12/27/2010

I think the wine is ok as a table wine. The nose is a bit closed, with pencil and spices. I would say rather dark fruits than red fruits. The pallet is typical of a cabernet with cassis, dark and spicey. Tannins not very smooth, this wine would probably gain in its subtility / complexity if it would stay in the cellar for another 2 years. Needs rough food with it.


External Reviews for Lapostolle Clos Apalta

External Review
01/23/2012

Color: Deep purple inky red color. Nose: Net and focused, with a very special purity of fresh black and red fruit and elegant herbs aromas. Palate: Elegant balance with silky and juicy tannins. More fruit flavors and a very long finish.


External Review
06/17/2013

Tiefe, intensive purpurrote Farbe. Eine komplexe, verführerische Nase von roten Früchten, Brombeeren, reifen Kirschen und Himbeeren, gemischt mit einem Hauch toastiger Noten von Vanille, dunkler Schokolade und Kaffee. Im Gaumen ein dichter, seidig-samtiger, sinnlicher Wein. Die perfekt integrierten Trauben von einzigartiger Qualität verleihen dem Wein nicht nur die Feinheit und die weiche Struktur, sondern auch einen schön ausgewogenen Charakter. Der Abgang ist lang und seidig. Ein beeindruckender und viel gesuchter Wein mit grossartigem Lagerpotenzial.


External Review
11/12/2013

Tiefe, intensive und purpurrote Farbe. In der Nase intensive und komplexe Aromen nach Pfeffer und roten Früchten am Anfang. Danach Pflaumen und schwarze Kirschen mit einem Hauch von süssen Gewürzen. Im Gaumen reizvolle Tannine mit einer sanften Struktur. Sehr gut ausbalanciert. Frische Fruchtaromen im Abgang.


External Review
07/03/2013

Clos Apalta, depending on your point of view, is arguably Chile's best wine. And this vintage is outstanding! Earth, minty spice, ripe berry, minerality and smoky aromas cover the bases. It's superbly structured, with a fine texture and depth. Tastes lush and complex, with blackberry, crème de cassis, fine herbs and tobacco. Finishes classy. Drink now through 2016. - M.S. Fine-tuned and expressive, yet focused, this red has terrific display of dark, racy blackberry, boysenberry and braised fig flavors finely woven with spice, mesquite and cured olive hints. Silky tannins frame the long finish, with an aftertaste of fruit and mocha. Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2017. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 4,771 cases made. -JM ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
01/12/2012

Recently Wine Enthusiast Magazine named this iconic wine the Best Overall Chilean Wine! Every vintage is another milestone for this incredible single vineyard Bordeaux blend made from extremely low yield fruit from 60-100 year old vines. The editors scored it 95 points saying "Clos Apalta, depending on your point of view, is arguably Chile's best wine. And this vintage is outstanding! Earth, minty spice, ripe berry, minerality and smoky aromas cover the bases. It's superbly structured, with a fine texture and depth. Tastes lush and complex, with blackberry, crème de cassis, fine herbs and tobacco. Finishes classy. Drink now through 2016." Extremely Limited!


External Review
05/18/2011

Carmenere was originally a blending grape in Bordeaux, but since its arrival in Chile it has really evolved and stands alone as a varietal. This wine from Casa Lapostolle is very impressive! It has a beautiful crimson red color, and aromas of dark fruit and spice that jump out of the glass. Pronounced flavors of black cherries and blackberries abound, with a long, gorgeous finish laced with spice and earth. Although the wine is dense, it is soft on the palate and nicely balanced. Drink this wine with braised lamb shanks.


External Review
05/18/2011

Very friendly, with ripe raspberry and boysenberry fruit laced with a streak of cocoa powder. Not complex, but focused and tasty. 15 percent Merlot. Drink now.


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Color: Deep violet color with purple hints. Nose: Intense and complex nose full of aromas: white pepper and red fruit at the start, then prunes and black cherries with some hints of sweet spices. Palate: Juicy tannins with soft structure and balance; fresh fruit flavors at the finish.Service and Food

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