Casa Lapostolle

Le Petit Clos Apalta Red Blend

9.411 ratings
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Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Central Valley, Chile
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Shuhui Ng

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

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

May 14th, 2022
Henry Fuseler

3/2022. Good medium bodied red. Nice on the palate with a smooth finish.

Mr. Friendly’s

3/2022. Good medium bodied red. Nice on the palate with a smooth finish.

Mr. Friendly’s

Mar 10th, 2022
Carter Pelham

Decanted 3 hrs prior to tasting.

Aromas - medium intensity green pepper and quince, red plum, dark cherry, currant, slight damp earth. Savory and stony mineral notes emerge over time.

Palate - medium bodied, medium+ acid and ripe medium tannins. Ripe fruit and mineral across an expansive yet weightless mid palate and a medium + length mineral driven finish.

The structure and complexity are here to allow for aging and I feel this will be better in 4-6 years.

The group favorite in tonight's wine tasting, paired with Ribeyes. All 3 wines were very enjoyable.

Decanted 3 hrs prior to tasting.

Aromas - medium intensity green pepper and quince, red plum, dark cherry, currant, slight damp earth. Savory and stony mineral notes emerge over time.

Palate - medium bodied, medium+ acid and ripe medium tannins. Ripe fruit and mineral across an expansive yet weightless mid palate and a medium + length mineral driven finish.

The structure and complexity are here to allow for aging and I feel this will be better in 4-6 years.

The group favorite in tonight's wine tasting, paired with Ribeyes. All 3 wines were very enjoyable.

Sep 27th, 2021
Jeff Choy

Wine opened up after half an hour and what a wonderful blend of cherry, wood and spice.

Wine opened up after half an hour and what a wonderful blend of cherry, wood and spice.

Apr 14th, 2021
Peter van Dijk

93+, to young to drink now, after a few hours the wine opened.

93+, to young to drink now, after a few hours the wine opened.

Mar 28th, 2021
Jose Lorenzo

Still a baby

Still a baby

Feb 6th, 2021
Ming L
9.2

Beautiful second wine of Clos Apalta. The nose is expressive yet delicate, with cassis, blueberry, vanilla, tobacco, incense, touch of herbal spices, and hint of dry lavender. The full body is finely tuned like a long distance runner without any bulkiness. Soft and expansive palate, with polished tannins.
For 2015 it contains an unusually high 47% Carmenere. 6 months in 225 lt new French oak barrel, and another 17 months in French oak barrels, 22% new.
Nothing petit about this wine!

Beautiful second wine of Clos Apalta. The nose is expressive yet delicate, with cassis, blueberry, vanilla, tobacco, incense, touch of herbal spices, and hint of dry lavender. The full body is finely tuned like a long distance runner without any bulkiness. Soft and expansive palate, with polished tannins.
For 2015 it contains an unusually high 47% Carmenere. 6 months in 225 lt new French oak barrel, and another 17 months in French oak barrels, 22% new.
Nothing petit about this wine!

Aug 23rd, 2020
Robert

Robert had this a month ago

Robert had this a month ago

May 20th, 2022
Roberto Marchi

Roberto had this 2 years ago

Roberto had this 2 years ago

Nov 8th, 2020
Marcelo Rubel

Marcelo had this 2 years ago

Marcelo had this 2 years ago

Nov 5th, 2020