Casa Lapostolle

Clos Apalta Limited Release Carménère Blend

9.359 ratings
9.37 pro ratings
Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Central Valley, Chile
Petit Verdot, Carménère, Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Baking Spices, Exotic Spices, Chicken, Herbs, Turkey, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Onion, Soft Cheese, Duck, Beans & Peas
Top Notes For
Isaac Pirolo

Espresso, dark plum and dark bramble, green olive, cigar shop, with just a touch of citrus.

Espresso, dark plum and dark bramble, green olive, cigar shop, with just a touch of citrus.

Jan 1st, 2017
Sean Genn

Dark fruit, graphite and subtle spearmint. Very nice Carmenere blend.

Dark fruit, graphite and subtle spearmint. Very nice Carmenere blend.

Sep 23rd, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

One of Chile's finest premier wines. Dark and deep inky purple red. A blend of 57% Carmenère, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot and aged in 100% new French oak, the wine displays aromas of ripe concentrated red fruit with sweet spice. The palate has flavors of plum, raspberry and cherry and notes of figs, vanilla and mocha. Complex structure with round velvet tannins that are long lasting on the finish and ending with some espresso notes. Tasting Sample.

One of Chile's finest premier wines. Dark and deep inky purple red. A blend of 57% Carmenère, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot and aged in 100% new French oak, the wine displays aromas of ripe concentrated red fruit with sweet spice. The palate has flavors of plum, raspberry and cherry and notes of figs, vanilla and mocha. Complex structure with round velvet tannins that are long lasting on the finish and ending with some espresso notes. Tasting Sample.

Aug 23rd, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

One of Chile's finest wines. Dark and deep inky purple red. A blend of 57% Carmenère, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot and aged in 100% new French oak, the wine displays aromas of ripe concentrated red fruit with sweet spice. The palate has flavors of plums and cherries and notes of figs, vanilla and mocha. Complex structure with round velvety tannins that are long lasting on the finish.

One of Chile's finest wines. Dark and deep inky purple red. A blend of 57% Carmenère, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot and aged in 100% new French oak, the wine displays aromas of ripe concentrated red fruit with sweet spice. The palate has flavors of plums and cherries and notes of figs, vanilla and mocha. Complex structure with round velvety tannins that are long lasting on the finish.

Mar 31st, 2016
Nathan Claiborn

Still not in love with carmenere

Still not in love with carmenere

Aug 28th, 2015
Fred Dex

Master Sommelier

9.5

Iconic, Biodynamic and ridiculously tasty! For those discerning collector types buy this wine, lay it down and see how awesome Chilean wine is! #nuffsaid

Iconic, Biodynamic and ridiculously tasty! For those discerning collector types buy this wine, lay it down and see how awesome Chilean wine is! #nuffsaid

Jun 9th, 2015
Martijn

Incredible sexy nose. Fresh, ripe and candied red and black fruit gushes out your glass. Sipping it makes you taste all fruits in different layers. Paired with a nice acidity and gripping tannins. This wine is in a perfect place right now.

Incredible sexy nose. Fresh, ripe and candied red and black fruit gushes out your glass. Sipping it makes you taste all fruits in different layers. Paired with a nice acidity and gripping tannins. This wine is in a perfect place right now.

Dec 20th, 2020
Clive McNish

Another cracker from Chile. Concentrated dark fruit with tobacco and dark chocolate on the nose. Still a young wine and will certainly develop in the coming years. More European Bordeaux style but with a new world ‘heaviness’. Tannins are evident but not overpowering and the more restrained carmenere grape releases great flavour but without the punch of a Cabernet dominated blend. I still prefer almaviva but this is a great wine and I really enjoyed it.

Another cracker from Chile. Concentrated dark fruit with tobacco and dark chocolate on the nose. Still a young wine and will certainly develop in the coming years. More European Bordeaux style but with a new world ‘heaviness’. Tannins are evident but not overpowering and the more restrained carmenere grape releases great flavour but without the punch of a Cabernet dominated blend. I still prefer almaviva but this is a great wine and I really enjoyed it.

Aug 19th, 2018
Robert Harmelin

2011 vtge still very tight closed nose but good solid fruit and acid

2011 vtge still very tight closed nose but good solid fruit and acid

Jan 18th, 2017
Evelyn Marin

One of the top red blends from Chile. Great now with the structure to age for many years.

One of the top red blends from Chile. Great now with the structure to age for many years.

Apr 22nd, 2016