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2015 Clos Apalta (1.5L)

Carmenere from Apalta Vineyard, Colchagua Valley, Chile

B-21 Top Recommendation
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The Marnier Lapostolle family, founders of the ribbon-adorned liqueur brand Grand Marnier, have had a simple philosophy with Clos Apalta says Charles Bournet Marnier-Lapostolle, "to make world-class wines using our French know-how of generations in wine and spirit production, together with the unique Chilean terroir." The notion of a singular wine called Clos Apalta from old vine blocks began when the fruit of the exceptional 1997 vintage was tasted. The grapes for Clos Apalta are sourced from two blocks of very old Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvignon planted in 1920 and 1940. (Merlot was added to the blend with later releases). Clos Apalta's blend is dominated by the grape Carmenere, with both its Carmenere and Cabernet from un-grafted pre-phylloxera vines. This cepage really sets Clos Apalta apart among Chile's top wines. First 2014 Clos Apalta was rated 100 points by James Suckling, followed by the 2015, again rated 100 points. Top wines of the Andes have indeed arrived.

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There is a subtle complexity on the nose with currant, berry, fresh herb and wet earth aromas. Cut fresh flowers, too. Full body, dense and powerful. Incredible character here with such purity and polish. It goes on for minutes. Formed, sculptured yet soulful. A monumental wine for Chile. Unbelievable. More powerful than the 2014 which was 100 points. A blend of 46% carmenere, 30% cabernet sauvignon, 19% merlot and 5% cabernet franc. Made from biodynamically grown grapes. Better in 2022.

100 points, James Suckling (Apr 2018)

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