Clos Apalta Red 2018
|Region||Chile, Colchagua, Apalta Valley|
The 2018 Clos Apalta is 64% Carménère, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot from Apalta, Colchagua, aged for 24 months in 85% new barrels. The ripe, complex, clear nose o!ers prune, blueberries and blackberries along with pepper, tobacco, rosemary, cigar box and a whi! of smoke. Creamy and broad in the mouth with good volume, a firm flow and contained structure. The tannins set the tone while the mellow freshness underlines the sugary profile. A genuine Michel Rolland wine made during a year of subtle flavors.
Displays a rich and ripe profile of plum and berry accented by mineral acidity and notes of singed alder and cinnamon bark, adding toasted herb notes that linger on the finish around fine tannins and details of kirsch. Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2024. 7,729 cases made, 350 cases imported.
Aromas of chalk and ripe black fruit are subtle and delicate. Well structured and balanced, this red delivers nutmeg, dried herbs and meaty plum over a mineral texture. Firm tannins and good acidity provide support to the savory mouthfeel. Oak flavors add to the complexity and extend the finish.