2017 Clos Apalta
Made From: Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Tastes Like: Dark Berries, Espresso, Leather, Spice
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the iconic wine that put Clos Apalta in the international spotlight. An exceptional vintage that expresses the great elegance of the Apalta terroir. Produced from a century-old vineyard that is one of the oldest spots for Carmenere and Cabernet in all of Chile. The wine is unfined, unfiltered, and biodynamic. It earned a perfect 100 Point score from critic James Suckling.
“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.”