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Clos Apalta Red 2018 750ml

Clos Apalta Red 2018

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Deep and inky purple red robe with dark blue edges. The nose is intense, spicy overlapping with layers of red and black fruit, and cedar notes. Elegant tannins open towards a mid-palate that combines finesse and concentration, round and fresh. Exceptionally long finish.
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The 2018 Clos Apalta is 64% Carménère, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot from Apalta, Colchagua, aged for 24 months in 85% new barrels. The ripe, complex, clear nose o!ers prune, blueberries and blackberries along with pepper, tobacco, rosemary, cigar box and a whi! of smoke. Creamy and broad in the mouth with good volume, a firm flow and contained structure. The tannins set the tone while the mellow freshness underlines the sugary profile. A genuine Michel Rolland wine made during a year of subtle flavors.

June 2022
Wine Advocate
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There is a lot of Carmenere character on the nose of the 2018 Clos Apalta, which was produced with 64% Carmenere, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot, a blend that is similar to the one used in 2016. The wine is not shy at all and hits the scale at 15% alcohol. It's showy, heady, hedonistic, aromatic, full-bodied and lush with abundant velvety tannins and a long and powerful finish where the notes of black peppercorns and tea and tobacco leaves dominate. This might not be a wine for everybody, but fans of the style will love it. 92,748 bottles produced. It was bottled in October 2020.

August 31, 2021
Wine Spectator
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Displays a rich and ripe profile of plum and berry accented by mineral acidity and notes of singed alder and cinnamon bark, adding toasted herb notes that linger on the finish around fine tannins and details of kirsch. Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2024. 7,729 cases made, 350 cases imported.

December 31, 2022

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