Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2017
In 1994, Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle, great-granddaughter of the creator of legendary Grand Marnier, embarked on a new mission in Chile. In just a few years of working with this great terroir, she succeeded in making Clos Apalta an iconic wine. Farming is certified organic, and this vintage is released in a special anniversary bottle to mark the 20th year.
JS100: What a stunning nose of crushed berries, fresh flowers, sandalwood and light vineyard dust. Black olives, too. Very complex. Full-bodied with a beautiful, dense palate of blackberries, chocolate, walnuts and cigar box. Fantastic length and composure. The tannin just rolls over the palate. Very structured. The most classically structured wine ever from here. Goes on for minutes. Outrageous and so polished. A blend of 48% carmenere, 26% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot and 1% petit verdot. Try after 2025.