Source: Issue 256 End of August 2021, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 31st Aug 2021, (RP-94)
The 2018 Le Petit Clos, a second wine born in 2014, was produced with a blend of 53% Carmenere, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot from organically and biodynamically certified vineyards even if the bottled doesn’t carry the seals. It’s ripe and powerful with the Apalta signature, earthy and stony. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in oak vats and matured in French barriques for some 22 months. It’s full-bodied with a lush texture and round tannins, a softer version of the 2016. 89,472 bottles produced. It was bottled in October 2020.
Drink Date: 2021 – 2028
Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021 (JS-94)
A medium-bodied red with blackberry, red-berry and spice aromas and flavors. It?s chewy and polished with a medium finish. Dried flowers to the fruit at the finish. Tight and reserved now. Drink in 2022 and onwards.