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Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2008
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
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.
a little more round, spice and currant characteristics
I normally like Carmenere wines but this falls horribly flat at the end. Tasted at Geneva wine tasting 4/18/2010.
This wine was nice and layered. Very tasty. - WS Grand Tour 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.
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.
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
One of the best value-priced, big and rich wines you're likely to find. The nose impresses with potent blackberry, cedar and marzipan aromas, and the palate bridges the gap between power and elegance. Tastes great, with herbal black cherry and cola leading the way. Very ripe but really well made.
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!
In der Nase mit Aromen von frischen roten Früchten. Der Abgang zeichnet sich durch einen leichten Körper aus. Zum Finish folgen frische Fruchtaromen.
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.
Inky ruby. Ripe aromas of cassis, blueberry, dark chocolate and spicecake. Lush and broad, with seductive sweetness and good lift to the dark berry and cherry flavors. Finishes sweet, with good creamy length and fine tannins.
Deep purple inky red color. On the nose, focused, with a very special purity of fresh black and red fruit and elegant herbs aromas. Elegant and balance on the palate with silky and juicy tannins. More fruit flavors and a very long finish.
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.
Food Pairings for Lapostolle Clos Apalta
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