2020 Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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jamessuckling.com, April 2023

A really refined, expressive and layered Clos Apalta with fine olives, incense, cigar box, cocoa powder, Spanish chocolate, pencil shavings, graphite and fine spices. Juicy, bright and full-bodied palate with a fine...
DC 97

Decanter, July 2023

A great effort in the hot and dry 2020, COVID-19 vintage with the earliest harvest ever. The grand vin shows power, richness and tons of fruit but retains a sense of charisma and direction that is so compelling. Bright...
JA 96

janeanson.com, September 2023

Enticing layers of tobacco, cocoa bean, redcurrant, blackberry and pomegranate. There are good acidities also to support the spicy core of toasted oak, cloves, liqourice, cigar box, Provence herbs, and soft, supple...
VN 96

Vinous, June 2023

The 2020 Blend Clos Apalta is 64% Carménère, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot from Apalta, Colchagua. It was aged for 27 months in 85% new barrels. Rich purple in hue. The clearly defined, ripe...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2023

The grand vin 2020 Clos Apalta was produced with a blend of 64% Carmenere, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot from a ripe and warm year. It's ripe, concentrated, dense and powerful, reflecting the...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Chile
Region Colchagua Valley
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta is a remarkable red wine that showcases the rich flavors and impeccable craftsmanship of Chile's Colchagua Valley. This proprietary blend is a true testament to the art of winemaking, with each sip offering a symphony of flavors that dance across the palate.

In the glass, this wine exhibits a deep, ruby red hue that is both captivating and enticing. The aromas wafting from the glass are intensely fragrant, with notes of dark berries, ripe plums, and hints of spice. As the wine opens up, additional layers of complexity emerge, revealing nuances of vanilla, cedar, and a touch of smoky oak.

On the palate, the Clos Apalta is nothing short of extraordinary. The wine is full-bodied and velvety, with a lush texture that coats the mouth in a wave of luxurious flavors. The dark fruit character is beautifully integrated with the oak, creating a harmonious balance that is both elegant and powerful. The tannins are refined and well-integrated, providing structure and a long, lingering finish.

This wine is a true expression of the terroir of the Colchagua Valley, showcasing the unique characteristics of the region's soils and climate. The meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard and winery is evident in every sip, with each element of the wine working together in perfect harmony.

The 2020 Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta is a wine that will undoubtedly age gracefully, rewarding those who have the patience to cellar it for a few years. However, it is also enjoyable in its youth, offering immediate pleasure and a glimpse into the potential for future greatness.

Whether you are a seasoned wine enthusiast or just beginning your journey into the world of wine, the Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta is an exceptional choice that is sure to impress. This is a wine that demands attention and appreciation, and it is a true treasure from the Colchagua Valley.