Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2017

Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2017

 

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Lapostolle
Clos Apalta 2017
  • Année : 2017
  • Pays : Chili
  • Région : Rapel Valley
  • Sous-région
  • Type : Rouge
  • Style Rouge Riche et Epicé
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcool : 15°
  • Cépages : 71% Carménère, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot

« Je suis tombée amoureuse d’Apalta. Un climat et une géographie unique,  des vignes non greffées. J’étais surprise de voir le potentiel qui se cachait dans ce lieu incroyable : tout est devenu réalité avec la création du Clos Apalta. » – Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle, Founder

Experts Note Année
JS James Suckling 100 2017
RP Robert Parker 95 2017
WS Wine Spectator 94 2017
DCT Decanter 94 2017
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 93 2016
WE Wine Enthusiast 92 2015
En savoir plus sur les scores professionels

La philosophie de viticulture du Domaine Lapostolle est d’être le reflet le plus fidèle du terroir Apalta en fabriquant un vin artisanal à base de Carmenère, Merlot et Cabernet. Un véritable vin authentique, avec une culture des vignes et une assistance au moindre détail afin de préserver le potentiel du raisin. Le vin est égoutté en barriques françaises neuves par gravité  et y séjournera pendant 22 mois,  vieillissant patiemment.

Une robe pourpre aux reflets d’encre. Un nez net et concentré, qui diffuse une pureté de fruits noirs et de fruits rouges frais  exceptionnels, soulignés d’élégants arômes herbacés.

Ce vin est riche d’expression, une bouche élégamment équilibrée avec des tannins soyeux et juteux. Une finale pleine de distinction, au fruité exceptionnel et une longueur impressionnante. 

Ouvrir et laisser respirer ce vin somptueux pendant quelques heures ou bien le décanter pendant au minimum une heure et le déguster à température ambiante : 16°-18°. Il sublimera vos plats à base de gibier, d’agneau ou une entrecôte. Il sera également délicieux servi avec un dessert riche en cacao. 

James Suckling (JS) : 100 Points (2017)
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.

Robert Parker (RP) : 95 Points (2017)
The 2017 Clos Apalta is the 20th vintage of this wine that was produced with a blend of 48% Carmenere, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot from organic and biodynamic certified vineyards on granite soils. It fermented with indigenous yeasts for four to five weeks, with manual punch-down of the cap, mostly in 7,500-liter French oak vats and 18% in new French barrique. Malolactic was in new French oak barrels, and the élevage lasted for 27 months in 85% new barrels and 15% second use. This is always a powerful, big and ripe wine that is regularly 15% alcohol, reflecting a warm and ripe place. The 2017 is no exception, perhaps a riper and more powerful wine than the 2016. It's still very young and marked by the élevage, with abundant balsamic aromas and notes from the wood—spice and smoke with an ashy touch. It seems quite marked by the character of the Carmenere. The tannins are quite round and polished, and the flavors are pungent and powerful. It's a full-bodied wine to age in in bottle and enjoy in its 10th birthday with powerful food. 90,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2019. - LG

Wine Spectator (WS) : 94 Points (2017)
Powerful in its concentration and focus, a deep plum colour with the same distinctive sumac and cardamon spice notes as Le Petit Clos, but here with a more serious grip, excellent balance in terms of its liquorice-laced blueberry fruits and a mouthwatering lift through the finish. 85% new oak that fits extremely well in the frame of the wine. 20th anniversary vintage. Now its own specific appellation within the Colchagua Valley. 1% Petit Verdot completes the blend. Certified biodynamic, with a number of ungrafted vines. Drinking Window 2023 - 2038

Decanter (DCT) : 94 Points (2017)
Powerful in its concentration and focus, a deep plum colour with the same distinctive sumac and cardamon spice notes as Le Petit Clos, but here with a more serious grip, excellent balance in terms of its liquorice-laced blueberry fruits and a mouthwatering lift through the finish. 85% new oak that fits extremely well in the frame of the wine. 20th anniversary vintage. Now its own specific appellation within the Colchagua Valley. 1% Petit Verdot completes the blend. Certified biodynamic, with a number of ungrafted vines.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 93 Points (2016)
A few mature wines still survive from the period that Michel Rolland spent in Chile, including Clos Apalta (a blend of 64% Carménère, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Merlot), demonstrating both the effectiveness and richness of the style. Taking an approach that suits the terroir of Apalta in Colchagua, this garnet-hued red offers ripe aromas of jam, camphor and bay leaf that guide the hints of blackberry and an elegant woodiness that encompasses notes of sandalwood and tobacco. A complex wine that reflects its oxidative aging process; after a while, black olives, musk and hazelnuts appear. It is rich on the palate with fine tannins and slightly intense woody notes. A long, mature, open and flavorsome finish.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 92 Points (2015)
Blackened aromas of prune, licorice and fennel announce a syrupy palate that's sticky and sappy in feel. Following the nose and palate, this tastes heavy, saturated and lactic. The 2015 vintage was hot and dry in Chile, and at 15% abv this comes across as rich, hot and bulky—more so than in prior years.

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Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2017 Reviewed by James Suckling 27-02-2021 . Score: 5