2018 Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta Le Petit Clos

Proprietary Blend - 1.5L
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JS 94 WA 94 VN 94 JA 92 WS 92 WE 91
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, June 2021

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.
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2021

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...
VN 94

Vinous, June 2022

The 2018 Le Petit Clos is a blend of 53% Carménère, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot from Apalta, Colchagua. Dark garnet in hue. The complex nose offers plum jam, hints of smoke, herbs and pepper...
JA 92

janeanson.com, July 2021

The blend sees more than half Carmenere, and the character of that variety dominates the palate with its acidity, its white pepper freshness and its raspberry leaf fragrance. Chewy tannins and a long finish show the...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, December 2022

Well-defined, showing wet stone and floral notes up front, joining red currant and cherry flavors that swell around lively mineral acidity and linger nicely around notes of peppercorn and cinnamon bark. Carmenère...
WE 91

Wine Enthusiast, March 2023

Dried herbs, green bell pepper, and black fruit are aromatic on the nose of this Carmenère-based blend (which also features a good amount of Cabernet Sauvignon and a splash of Merlot and Petit Verdot). A concentrated...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Chile
Region Colchagua Valley
Sub-region Apalta
Vintage 2018
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2018 Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta Le Petit Clos, a red wine that hails from the esteemed Colchagua Valley in Chile's renowned wine-producing region. This wine is a true masterpiece, crafted with precision and passion by the esteemed producer, Casa Lapostolle.

In the glass, this wine exhibits a captivating deep red color that entices the senses. With a proprietary blend of varietals, including 53% Carmenere, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot, it showcases the artistry and expertise of the winemaking team.

On the nose, the 2018 Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta Le Petit Clos reveals enticing aromas of blackberry, red-berry, and spice. As you take your first sip, your palate is greeted by a medium-bodied wine that is both chewy and polished, offering a delightful texture that lingers on the tongue. The flavors of ripe fruit are harmoniously balanced with dried flowers, adding complexity and depth to the overall experience.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 94 points, praising its aromatic profile and medium finish. He recommends allowing this wine to further evolve and recommends enjoying it from 2022 onwards. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also lauded this vintage, awarding it the same score of 94 points. They described it as a ripe and powerful wine with the signature earthy and stony characteristics of the Apalta region.

Jane Anson, another respected wine critic, awarded this wine 92 points and commended its structure and vibrant acidity. She noted that the dominant Carmenere grape contributes to the wine's freshness, white pepper, and raspberry leaf fragrance. Vinous was equally impressed, awarding this wine with 94 points and praising its complex nose, ripe finish, and precise acidity.

The 2018 Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta Le Petit Clos is truly a standout wine from an exceptional vintage in Chile. With its alluring aromas, harmonious flavors, and expert craftsmanship, this wine promises to captivate the senses and elevate any occasion. Whether you choose to enjoy it now or cellar it for further aging, this wine is a testament to the remarkable quality and potential of Chilean wines. Don't miss the opportunity to experience the magnificence of Casa Lapostolle's Le Petit Clos.