Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2014
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Color: Dark and deep inky purple red color. Nose: Complex nose opening towards ripe and expressive red and black fruit, such as plums, red cherries, dry figs and blueberries. Spices such as clover and black pepper. Mouth: With a concentrated structure, this wine has a round attack followed by velvety and polished tannins filling the mid palate and a ripe and rich long lasting finish. Service and food pairing: Open and leave to breathe for a couple of hours or carefully decant for minimum 1 hour. Ideal companion for game, lamb, and entrecote fillet. Also good with rich bitter cocoa chocolate desserts.
|Region||Chile, Colchagua, Apalta Valley|
Wine SpectatorRefined and rich, featuring a concentrated array of dark fruit, savory herb and Asian spice flavors that are well-structured. Dark chocolate accents linger on the creamy and seductively savory finish, with hints of hot stone. Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2024.
Wine EnthusiastIf you want to find the pinnacle of Chilean red blends, start here. A concentrated nose with cassis and chocolate-cake aromas is a fine opening. A ripe, saturated palate tasting of blackberry and chocolate balances weight and finesse, with the chocolate element carrying over to a smooth finish. Drink through 2025.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Clos Apalta is composed of 48% Carmenère, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot and has lots of tannins and some astringency. It really suffers when compared with the 2015, which feels longer and has a different quality of tannins, but I prefer both to the 2013. This matured in 100% new French oak barrels for 26 months.
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