2018 Clos Apalta Proprietary Red Colchagua Valley Chile

$129.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

We just can’t say no to perfection, and Clos Apalta makes it look easy with vintage after vintage of astronomical scores. Staying true to their recipe of 48% Carmenere, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, this delivers stunning aromas and flavors of crushed berries in a complex package with silky tannins and a long, taut finish. Reserve yours today, and then cellar this gem until 2025 for a truly extraordinary experience. 

Varietal:
Red Blend
Winemaker:
Michel Rolland
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
27 months
Oak Treatment:
25 Months, 87% New French Oak
Appellation:
Colchagua Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
64% Carmenere, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot
Alcohol %:
15.0%
Score Wine Advocate:
96
SKU #:
1049412
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS98

James Suckling

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.