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    Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Chile, South America

    Ratings

    • WE95
    • WS92
    Price: $89.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Enthusiast, 92 Wine Spectator, 91 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Chile, South America

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 109820

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2005 vintage of this wine was ranked #1 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2008

    Deep purple inky red color. On the nose, focused, with a very special purity of fresh black and red fruit and elegant herbs aromas. Elegant and balance on the palate with silky and juicy tannins. More fruit flavors and a very long finish.

    Open and leave to breathe for a couple of hours or carefully decant for minimum 1 hour and enjoy at room temperature; 60 to 65 F. Ideal companion for game, lamb, and entrecote fillet. Also good with rich cocoa chocolate deserts.

    Blend: 73% Carmenere, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot

    Critical Acclaim:

    Clos Apalta, depending on your point of view, is arguably Chile's best wine. And this vintage is outstanding! Earth, minty spice, ripe berry, minerality and smoky aromas cover the bases. It's superbly structured, with a fine texture and depth. Tastes lush and complex, with blackberry, creme de cassis, fine herbs and tobacco. Finishes classy.

    95 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Fine-tuned and expressive, yet focused, this red has terrific display of dark, racy blackberry, boysenberry and braised fig flavors finely woven with spice, mesquite and cured olive hints. Silky tannins frame the long finish, with an aftertaste of fruit and mocha. Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2017. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 4,771 cases made.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator

    A blend based on old-vine carmenere, this latest vintage of Clos Apalta is faithful to its style: a tremendously ripe wine full of fig flavors, fresh roasted coffee and chestnut scents. The structure is as big as it is powerful, and though the texture is youthfully rough, there's so much concentration of flavor that the astringency moves to the background. This is built to cellar, or to decant for braised lamb.

    91 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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