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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
1580261,286
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
14927942
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.


Snooth User: samb425
578366128
3.00 5
03/29/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for Lapostolle Clos Apalta

External Review
01/03/2013

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


External Review
04/07/2015

This unique five-grape blend is deep and succulent, with pastry, berry jam and cassis aromas. It’s thick but carries enough acidity to be balanced just right. Tastes of baked blackberry, chocolate, mocha and licorice. Rich and sticky on the finish, but not gooey or cloying. Drink now through 2013; Carmenère with Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 92 Points A dark, toasty style, delivering broad notes of smoke, spice cake and melted licorice coating macerated blackberry, cassis and kirsch fruit character. Fine tannins add needed support to the long finish. Carmenère, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2013. 448 cases made. –JM - Wine Spectator Magazine 89 Points


External Review
05/18/2011

I always love a good Carménère. The best ones are full-flavored without being overly heavy, and have lots of lovely layers of spice and herbaceous notes on top of the rich black fruit. And when I'm looking for a terrific Carménère for under $15, the Casa Lapostolle has always been my first choice. The pepper and cloves are pretty powerful, but there are lots of deep currant and black cherry notes, and the result is complex and intriguing, rather than unbalanced. My favorite pairing is spicy paella with lots of green and red peppers, but I can easily see pairing this with barbecued chicken or Polish sausage, and it's excellent with grilled vegetable-based dishes as well.


External Review
04/21/2010

In der Nase mit Aromen von frischen roten Früchten. Der Abgang zeichnet sich durch einen leichten Körper aus. Zum Finish folgen frische Fruchtaromen.


External Review
09/23/2011

"Casa Lapostolle Cabernet Sauvignon Rapel 2008 is rich purple red in color. The nose is of expressive red fruit notes


External Review
05/18/2011

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.


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.


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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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