Clos Apalta 2012

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Dark and deep inky purple red color. Complex nose opening towards ripe and expressive red and black fruit, such as plums, red cherries, dry figs and blueberries. Spices such as clover and black pepper. With a concentrated structure, this wine has a round attack followed by velvety and polished tannins filling the mid palate and a ripe and rich long lasting finish. Open and leave to breathe for a couple of hours or carefully decant for minimum 1 hour and enjoy at 17§C (64øF).Pair with: game, lamb, and entrecote fillet. Also good with rich bitter cocoa chocolate desserts. Blend: 66% Carmen re, 19% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon One of my top red wine experiences of 2016, the 2012 Clos Apalta just sails onto the palate with seamless energy. Intense, yet stylish, this wine’s tremendous persistence of red fruit and sweet oak starts out strong and continues through its long and smooth finish. Just starting to drink well. (Tasted: August 18, 2016, San Francisco, CA) 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 Carmen re-led blend through 2024. 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.

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