A welcoming nose of ripe black fruits such as cassis and plum, dark chocolate, black tea leafs, and bell pepper. The palate is warm and deep, and velvety, with a taste echoing the nose. Polished tannins and long sweet finish. The bell pepper note might be a turn off for some, but I like it a lot here.
From vines dating back to 1945 that are genetically different (hence massal selection, as opposed to a single clone). Casa Lapostolle used to buy the grapes for the Clos Apalta bottling. — 16 days ago
Tastes very strongly of blueberries. Juicy and deep flavor. — a day ago
Sutil al paladar, con sus notas características de un buen Carmenere !! — 9 days ago
Dark ruby red color. Strong smells of fresh pepper, salsa, pomegranate, and smoke. Pretty healthy tannins with tastes of cherries, plums, minerals, bell peppers, cigar box, and vanilla. Will be pairing with a bowl of chicken chili in an effort to compliment but not overwhelm the peppers. — 6 days ago
Wow. Caramel wafting..
For a 10 year old Carmenere, this wine is insanely good.
Taken next to some fossils, the picture represent longevity.
Medium bodied with blackberry, cherry, and some citrus. All to be bombed by a lovely heap of green pepper. Lingering tannins with tropical acidity.
Yum! — a month ago
Blackberrries and dark cherries on the nose, still some tannic backbone, full/mid body and acid, and long lingering flavor in palate. Some baking spices, smoky, and roasted peppers, leather or meaty too. — 12 days ago
Less tannic, which I like. Pretty straightforward, blackberry and tobacco; juicy. — 6 days ago
Bold and rich. Blueberry, blackberry and plum. Herbaceous and bell pepper at first. A touch of spices. Dry, mid acidity and sweet thick tannin. round and rich body but only ABV 13%. Can drink now and also can age more. — 16 days ago
Very smooth, full bodied — a day ago