So aromatic and fresh with dried flowers sweet tobacco and hints of straw. Red fruit cloves and green peppercorns. Medium-to full-bodied with fine tannins that are very fresh and refined. Fine silky and beautiful. Hints of minerals and granite to the dark fruit. Such gorgeous length and beauty. 64% carmenere 18% cabernet franc and 18% merlot. Extremely long and poised. Cooler wine. From biodynamically grown grapes. Delicious to drink already but another three to four years will make it even better.
There is a lot of Carmenere character on the nose of the 2018 Clos Apalta which was produced with 64% Carmenere 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot a blend that is similar to the one used in 2016. The wine is not shy at all and hits the scale at 15% alcohol. It's showy heady hedonistic aromatic full-bodied and lush with abundant velvety tannins and a long and powerful finish where the notes of black peppercorns and tea and tobacco leaves dominate. This might not be a wine for everybody but fans of the style will love it. 92748 bottles produced. It was bottled in October 2020.
The 2018 Clos Apalta is 64% Carménère 18% Cabernet Sa