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Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Clos Apalta is the ultimate expression of Casa Lapostolle's dedication to quality made from the best grapes from our Apalta vineyard. This wine, not produced every year, is a belnd of Merlot, Carmenere, and Cabernet Sauvignon from 60-100 year old pre-phylloxera vines.

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.

Editorial Reviews for Lapostolle Clos Apalta

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
0.00 5
05/01/2012

More redux, light grassy top note, little sweet toasty spice, plummy, spicy with a hint of sweet spices and a suggestion of pepper. Soft on the palate and loose, aromatic in the mouth. Nice violet, mulberry fruit. Perfumed up front then not a huge finish, juicy on the back end. 85pts


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Snooth User: 김도년
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3.50 5
11/07/2013

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Lapostolle Clos Apalta

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/13/2013

Farbe: Tiefrot und sehr intensiv. Nase: ausdrucksstarke Noten von schwarzen Früchten, rotem Pfeffer und bitterer Schokolade. Im Gaumen samtig und gut ausbalancierte Tannine mit einer guten Struktur und einem langen Finish.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Dichtes Purpurrot.Harmonisch durch ausdrucksstarke Aromen von roten Früchten, die neben den würzigen Noten vom Eichholz stehen. Weiche Tannine schmeicheln dem Gaumen und geben dem Wein mit ausgewogener Säure eine gute Struktur.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

92 points and a "Smart Buy," Wine Spectator: "Quite toasty, with cocoa powder and espresso notes up front, followed by muscular macerated currant and fig fruit flavors mingling with a maduro tobacco hint. The long, fleshy finish has a nice graphite edge lurking underneath. Needs to settle in, but should age nicely. Drink now through 2010. 800 cases made." (06/09)


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Dunkles Purpurrot. Aromen von schwarzen und roten Johannisbeeren bestechen mit diskreten Noten von Tabak und Kräutern der Provence. Sehr gute Balance zwischen Eichenholz und Frucht. Der Gaumen wird von intensiven, aber weichen Tanninen geradezu attackiert. Dazu eine feine Säure, die zu einer harmonischen Struktur sowie zu einem besonders langem Abgang verhilft.


External Review
12/12/2014

The Apalta Vineyard is the gem of the Lapostolle estate in Chile's Colchagua Valley. Surounded on three sides by hills and a river on the other it has its own unique micro-climate. Planted back in 1920 it also has deeply rooted grapevines averaging 60 years old that provide low yields of less that 2 tons per acre and grapes with deep complex flavors. The Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet is sourced from this vineyard and every vintage it excels in both quality and value! Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 90 points saying "Aromas of blackberry and cassis are spicy and a touch herbal. A tannic, firm palate suggests that aging will help this along; flavors of blackberry and cassis are lightly herbal, while the finish is dense, fruity, earthy and generous. Drink through 2018."


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

WineMaker's Tasting 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


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Tiefrote Farbe mit violetten Nuancen. Intensives Bouquet von roten Früchten, mit frischen Noten von Rosmarin, weissem Pfeffer und süsslicher Würze. Durch die Eiche bestechen feine Vanillearomen mit einem Hauch von Muskat. Am Gaumen angenehm fruchtige und weiche Tannine, gefolgt von frischer Säure und einem lang anhaltenden Abgang.


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Clos Apalta is the ultimate expression of Casa Lapostolle's dedication to quality made from the best grapes from our Apalta vineyard. This wine, not produced every year, is a belnd of Merlot, Carmenere, and Cabernet Sauvignon from 60-100 year old pre-phylloxera vines.

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