Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley

Montes

Montes Alpha M Santa Cruz Apalta Single Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2000

ESF
9.5

Creme de la Creme of South America right here, aristocratic, reminiscent of properly aged, classified growth Left Bank… all the aromas & flavors - seamless, harmonious, generous and at its zenith. Paired w/birthday dinner of roast leg of lamb — 12 days ago

Lyle, Severn and 7 others liked this

Viña Ventisquero

Grey [Glacier] Single Block Apalta Vineyard Garnacha Blend 2017

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! — 2 days ago

Casa Lapostolle

Clos Apalta Red Blend 2020

Tried twice! Blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah and 10% Carmenère, deep Ruby with purple hues, aromas of black fruits and spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry, black currant and black pepper spice with some cacao notes. Rustic big tannins, medium+ finish ending with fruit and powerful spice. Drink now and over next 3-5 years for max benefit. — 11 days ago

Daniel P. liked this

Viña Caliterra

Pétreo Malbec 2016

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!
— 8 days ago

Brent liked this

Clos Apalta

Valle de Apalta Red Blend 2015

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

Jonathan, Joe and 20 others liked this

Pangea

Apalta Vineyard Syrah 2005

Just one of those highlight wines. Seventeen year old Syrah that still packs a punch. Deep notes of blackberry, fig, licorice and tobacco. Powerful with an elegantly refined mid pallet and a savory finish. The kind of wine you need to finish off the night. — 23 days ago

Paul, Daniel and 12 others liked this

Casa Lapostolle

Le Petit Clos Apalta Red Blend 2018

Dark ruby… Complex, structured with herbal notes. Quite abit of tannins but still berry pleasant to drink! 😂 — 13 days ago

Jonathan, Severn and 8 others liked this

Viña Siegel

Special Reserve Colchagua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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. — a day ago

Terra Pura

Selection Valle de Colchagua Carménère 2020

Rojo profundo con ligeros dorados. Bien balanceado en lengua con notables acentos de fruta negra, pasas y ligero aroma a pimienta. Si se le permite decantar por más de media hora nos regala hermosos tonos dulces.
Vino notable y a muy buen precio.
— 8 days ago

Malena Lava
with Malena

Casa Lapostolle

Cuvée Alexandre Apalta Vineyard Carménère 2018

Flavors poured off the wine. Rum cake, pipe tobacco, rip chewy fruits, candies spice, delicious! — 11 days ago