ITEM 128404

2012 Clos Apalta Vinotheque Red Blend Valle de Colchagua

$129.99

In stock

10

Wine Rating:

94JS 94WE 93WS 91+WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2012

Country/State

chile

Wine Region

Variety

other red

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JamesSuckling.com: 94 points

“Plenty of spice and blackberry with some dried potpourri. Underlying cedar character as well. Medium-bodied with chewy tannins and a fresh finish. Slightly dry tannins at the end. Drink now.”

Review Date: 4/1/18

Wine Enthusiast: 94 points

“Lusty notes of coconut, charcoal, vanilla and herbs grace core blackberry and cassis aromas. This is massive and widespread on the palate, but the key to its success is impeccable balance. Toasty, minty flavors of blackberry and cassis are chocolaty and lightly herbal, while the finish blends lushness, power, heft and smoky, herbal flavors that go on and on. Drink this Carmenère-led blend through 2024.” – Michael Schachner

Review Date: 3/1/16

Wine Spectator: 93 points

“A dense, ripe and powerful style, with concentrated flavors of dark plum, blackberry and chocolate. Very plush and creamy midpalate, with a rich finish loaded with espresso notes, along with medium-grained tannins. Carmenère, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.” – Kim Marcus

Review Date: 3/1/16

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 91+ points

“The 2012 Clos Apalta started off a little closed, but with air, the spicy aromas seemed to dominate (cloves, black pepper); there are also lots of smoky notes over a core of ripe black fruit with a volatile hint. It feels young and greatly marked by its two years in new French oak barrels. The palate is still young and tannic, and the finish is a little dry. There's not a lot of fruit in there and it somehow feels like it lacks a bit in the mid palate. For fans of the style, but even though, you should wait to pull the cork. Drink Date 2018 – 2024.” – Luis Gutiérrez

Review Date: 12/1/15