A few mature wines still survive from the period that Michel Rolland spent in Chile, including Clos Apalta (a blend of 64% Carménère, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Merlot), demonstrating both the effectiveness and richness of the style. Taking an approach that suits the terroir of Apalta in Colchagua, this garnet-hued red offers ripe aromas of jam, camphor and bay leaf that guide the hints of blackberry and an elegant woodiness that encompasses notes of sandalwood and tobacco. A complex wine that reflects its oxidative aging process; after a while, black olives, musk and hazelnuts appear. It is rich on the palate with fine tannins and slightly intense woody notes. A long, mature, open and flavorsome finish. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, March 2020)
— 16 days ago
Light with a nice finish. Really enjoyable for someone who prefers red. — 3 months ago
Red fruit, white pepper, dried herbs — 5 months ago
Very nice flavor but lighter, smooth body — 13 days ago
In a good place. Oak dominates. Syrah, Carmenere, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon.
A smooth, hearty BBQ blend. — a month ago
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. — 5 months ago
Buen vino, tonos frutales y agradable final — 12 days ago
Dark and fruity — 3 hours ago
Father feeley gave us this wine — 3 months ago
Perfectly balanced Carmenère from Lapostolle. Loved it — 6 months ago