Apaltagua

Reserva Apalta Valley Estate Carménère

8.8111 ratings
8.64 pro ratings
Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Central Valley, Chile
Carménère
Chicken, Pasta, Exotic Spices, White Rice, Turkey, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Potato, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Onion, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beef, Tomato-Based
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Hugo J
8.0

Expected more from this one. Good flavor, but not lasting long. Plain bouquet.

Expected more from this one. Good flavor, but not lasting long. Plain bouquet.

1 person found it helpfulDec 18th, 2016
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight's wine is from the Southern Hemisphere. I have opened the 2013 Apaltagua Reserva Carmenere Apaltagua Valley Estate Grown Colchagua, Chile.

There are aromas of raspberry puree, sour cherries, green peppercorn, herbaceousness and granite minerality.

The palate gives me red raspberry, sour cherry, lots of green bell pepper and herbaceous notes, fennel, minerality and light oak.

I get a medium to light mouth feel. Medium tannins, medium acidity. Light on the front end builds on the mid palate then really loses something on the backend.

Not a terrible wine. If you like the green notes of the bell pepper and herbaceousness, which I do, this is for you. If it weren't for these types of palate pleasing notes my score would be a lot lower.

Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷

Tonight's wine is from the Southern Hemisphere. I have opened the 2013 Apaltagua Reserva Carmenere Apaltagua Valley Estate Grown Colchagua, Chile.

There are aromas of raspberry puree, sour cherries, green peppercorn, herbaceousness and granite minerality.

The palate gives me red raspberry, sour cherry, lots of green bell pepper and herbaceous notes, fennel, minerality and light oak.

I get a medium to light mouth feel. Medium tannins, medium acidity. Light on the front end builds on the mid palate then really loses something on the backend.

Not a terrible wine. If you like the green notes of the bell pepper and herbaceousness, which I do, this is for you. If it weren't for these types of palate pleasing notes my score would be a lot lower.

Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷

1 person found it helpfulNov 18th, 2016
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.0

Was hoping for a bit more spice. I feel like I'm eating a bell pepper. But it's not bad.

Was hoping for a bit more spice. I feel like I'm eating a bell pepper. But it's not bad.

Dec 4th, 2015
Seth Dunham

Really nicely balanced red. Can be paired with pretty much anything that would be good with a red!

Really nicely balanced red. Can be paired with pretty much anything that would be good with a red!

Jun 28th, 2020
Mario Medina

Nice wine to drink during the covid-19 quarantine. Would buy again

Nice wine to drink during the covid-19 quarantine. Would buy again

Mar 30th, 2020
Lars Miller

Upon opening the nose is not pleasant...petroleum product of some sort. Light-bodied with slight tannins, and strong herbal green flavor. After an hour it was better, but the petroleum smell was still there and we could taste it in the wine. Not a bad wine, but not for everyone.

Upon opening the nose is not pleasant...petroleum product of some sort. Light-bodied with slight tannins, and strong herbal green flavor. After an hour it was better, but the petroleum smell was still there and we could taste it in the wine. Not a bad wine, but not for everyone.

Sep 29th, 2019
Maria Collins

Full and dry

Full and dry

Aug 11th, 2019
Kimberly Drake Rebchook

2017 vintage. Very nice Carmenere. Smooth and full bodied. .

2017 vintage. Very nice Carmenere. Smooth and full bodied. .

Jun 30th, 2018
Ashwin Mungur

2013

May 10th, 2018
Jacquelyn Bolwell

Great value. Not complex

Great value. Not complex

Jan 17th, 2018