Clos Apalta 300 Points (2014,2015,2017) Case of 3

Clos Apalta 300 Points (2014,2015,2017) Case of 3

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This beautiful 300 points collection case features three vintages of Clos Apalta, all awarded with 100 points : 2014, 2015 and 2017

 

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This beautiful 300 points collection case features three vintages of Clos Apalta, all awarded with 100 points : 2014, 2015 and 2017

"The 2017 Clos Apalta is the 20th vintage of this wine that was produced with a blend of 48% Carmenere, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot from organic and biodynamic certified vineyards on granite soils. It fermented with indigenous yeasts for four to five weeks, with manual punch-down of the cap, mostly in 7,500-liter French oak vats and 18% in new French barrique. Malolactic was in new French oak barrels, and the élevage lasted for 27 months in 85% new barrels and 15% second use. This is always a powerful, big and ripe wine that is regularly 15% alcohol, reflecting a warm and ripe place. The 2017 is no exception, perhaps a riper and more powerful wine than the 2016. It's still very young and marked by the élevage, with abundant balsamic aromas and notes from the wood—spice and smoke with an ashy touch. It seems quite marked by the character of the Carmenere. The tannins are quite round and polished, and the flavors are pungent and powerful. It's a full-bodied wine to age in in bottle and enjoy in its 10th birthday with powerful food. 90,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2019." - Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate (8/31/2020, Issue 250), Ratings: 95, Drink: 2022-2030

"Despite the warm and dry character of the year, I find the 2015 Clos Apalta, a blend of 57% Carménère, 26% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, to be less marked by the Carménère and with more integrated oak and better freshness. There is more Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. It's spicy and herbal while ripe and powerful, full-bodied and with plenty of dusty tannins. It has a strong personality, and I find more balance here." - Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate (9/6/2018), Ratings: 95, Drink: 2018-2030

"The 2014 Clos Apalta is composed of 48% Carmenère, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot and has lots of tannins and some astringency. It really suffers when compared with the 2015, which feels longer and has a different quality of tannins, but I prefer both to the 2013. This matured in 100% new French oak barrels for 26 months." - Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate (10/31/2018, Issue 239), Ratings: 93, Drink: 2018-2024

 

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