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.