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Clos Apalta 2007

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750ML / 14.2% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

The 2005 vintage of this wine was ranked #1 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2008

Deep purple-red in color with intense and complex aromas. The nose has layers, such as spices, black and red fruit, herbs and mineral touches of lead pencil. This wine has elegant balance with velvety and well defined tannins, that evolve towards a concentrated mid palate that is filled with juicy tannins, followed by a very long persistence.

This is an ideal companion for game, lamb, and entrecote fillet. Also good with rich cocoa chocolate deserts.

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JS 95
James Suckling
This is very dense and full with loads of blackberries, wet earth and hints of mint. Lead pencil too. Full body and very chewy plus shows hints of new wood and spice. A fruit-forward style.
WS 93
Wine Spectator
This is a rich and enticing red, with alluring aromas of warm cocoa and roasted vanilla bean giving way to lush plum sauce, cassis and raspberry ganache flavors. The long, smoldering finish is velvety and dripping with pure fruit, all of it backed by a suave tobacco note. Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2011 through 2017. 4,538 cases made.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast
Deep as a mine, with herbal, tobacco and leather accents sprucing up serious berry fruit flavors. Drink now through 2016.l
W&S 92
Wine & Spirits
Michel Rolland fashions this blend from a south-facing amphitheater, where the old vines are predominantly carmenère. The vineyard produces a rich red, pushed to the edge of monumental excess in the warm 2007 vintage. The wine brings sweet things to mind—figs, Morello cherry marmalade, mocha and chocolate—while the texture is extravagant and dense. It’s impressive, not only in stature, but also in the grandeur of its flavors.
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Everything starts in 1994 when Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her husband Cyril de Bournet first arrived in Chile’s Colchagua Valley. They quickly realized its potential for producing world-class wines. This ideal setting, which was revitalized in 1995, was home to vines originating from pre-phylloxera rootstock brought from Bordeaux in the middle of XIX century. Member of a renowned family that has been dedicated for several generations to the production of high-quality spirits and wines, Alexandra with legendary wine expertise, brought exceptional French winemaking practices to Chile and pioneered the development of fine quality wines from the region. Today it is Charles de Bournet Marnier Lapostolle, seventh generation of the family, who holds the reins of the Winery. Together with him is Jacques Begarie, Technical Director & Winemaker, under the advice of the famous winemaker Michel Rolland, who is personally involved in the whole production of Clos Apalta. In its short history, Clos Apalta wines have consistently ranked highly (90+ points) among reputable wine trade publications, a testament of the rigorous standards implemented at the winery to produce outstanding wines. Clos Apalta's philosophy is as simple as it is ambitious: to express terrois in the wines, looking for excellence, elegance and character in a handcrafted wine that can talk about the amazing place that is the Apalta Valley.

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