Apaltagua

Reserva Apalta Valley Estate Carménère

8.8101 ratings
8.64 pro ratings
Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Central Valley, Chile
Carménère
Top Notes For
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
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
Lori K
9.5

Nice wine, great fruit! Good bargain for the price

Nice wine, great fruit! Good bargain for the price

Jan 1st, 2018
Tammy

Needed to breathe at first. Medium-bodied.

Needed to breathe at first. Medium-bodied.

Sep 9th, 2017
Anthony Hesselius

Quintessential Colchagua. Great dry quality with rocky green pepper aroma. Dangerously drinkable all day and even better on the roof of Luciano K!

Quintessential Colchagua. Great dry quality with rocky green pepper aroma. Dangerously drinkable all day and even better on the roof of Luciano K!

Dec 18th, 2016
Julien Schmitz

Fruit forward with silky smooth tannins. Blueberry and peppercorn. 90% Carmenere, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Good QPR.

Fruit forward with silky smooth tannins. Blueberry and peppercorn. 90% Carmenere, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Good QPR.

Nov 12th, 2016