Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta Limited Release Carménère Blend 2011

$71.99

Casa Lapostolle's 'Clos Apalta' is perhaps the finest wine ever to come out of Chile. Truly hand-crafted, Clos Apalta is hand-harvested at night, enhancing the fruit used to make wine, while also reducing energy use at the winery, since there is no need for additional cooling in the cellar. Limited. 96 Points Wine Spectator:  "'This gorgeous wine deftly balances polished cassis, dark cherry reduction and blueberry notes on a compact frame. Structured, with silky tannins lining the long finish that lingers on with hints of apple wood, spice box and underbrush. Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2014 through 2020."

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Ratings on Delectable

Sean Genn Delectable Pro

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

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

9.3

Nathan Claiborn Delectable Pro

Still not in love with carmenere

Still not in love with carmenere

8.8

Fred Dex Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier

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

9.5

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.

9.3

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

9.0

Isaac Pirolo Delectable Pro

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.

9.4

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

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.

9.4

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.

9.3

Greg Merrell

Thank you Chris Evans.

Thank you Chris Evans.

9.0

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

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.

9.2

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.