Impenetrable in colour - incredibly dark. Noticeably oaky as an initial impression, dusty amongst the red and blue berries but generally contained to begin with. The palate is full bodied with that oak influence - very polished. 46% Carmenere, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon,, 19% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. If tasted blind I would swear this was Cabernet Sauvignon dominant but when you realise that Carmenere has its origins in Bordeaux it makes sense. With more time in the decanter more cassis and blackberry coming through on that rich full bodied and brooding palate. Tannins resolving. Oak not as dominant as initially. James Suckling gave this 100 points and stated that this was South America’s greatest red wine, which is a big call. Interestingly Clos Apalta is owned and the wine is made by the French. — 24 days ago
A surprising Malbec from Chile.
Nose - typical blueberry vanilla shake, dense, rich, sweet. There’s a hint of cool freshness, a stony minerality but not at the forefront.
The palate is a v. nice surprise.
Quite light, with brilliant juicy freshness. A light & crisp yet present tannic frame, fresh, crunchy blue & red fruit and an energetic flow of juicy acidity. Pure, cool, so fresh.
No plush richness, no jaminess, nothing over cooked. Vibrant, precise, juicy.
After the corked bottle of Gredos Grenache, this proved a delightful match for flanksteak & asparagus.
What a nice surprise! — 7 days ago
Dark and brooding, yet prickly and bright in acidity and food friendliness. Toasted blackberry, pyrazines and black cherry on the nose. Savory and vegetal on the palate, some underripe red pepper and red berries on the finish. Very interesting! — 17 hours ago
Opaco a translucidez
Brillo: Medio Alto
Ausencia de Sedimentos
Color: Granate con destellos Violeta
Viscosidad: Media Alta
Menisco: Variación de Ribete Corta, con segunda tonalidad Violeta
Amplios Frutos Rojos (Cereza y Fresa)
Especies: Pimienta, Canela
Suelo Matriz Orgánica
Presencia de Madera
Extras: Confitado, Nuez
Acidez: Media Baja
Alcohol: Medio Alto
Notas: Un blend muy interesante, audaz y finamente integrado. Afrutado, confitado, con mucha clase. Digno de camaradería. — 11 days ago
Envelhecido 6 meses em barrica de carvalho francês, guarda um tom rubi profundo com corpo redondo e abundantes frutos pretos, taninos suaves e especiarias que vão se revelando ao longo do final equilibrado. Aroma de groselha, chocolate amargo e sutis notas de eucalipto. — 9 hours ago