Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2001 Wine Review (NW)
Gorgeous dark purple color
A great wine can be rich, powerful, and elegant all in one. It's quite an accomplisment, and is something I rarely get to experience. I taste a lot of good wine, but not a lot of great wine. On this ocassion, I have a great wine to recommend.
Mostly Carmenere, this wine is a blend of other international grape varieties as well. It is the flagship wine of Casa Lapostolle in Chile, a winery that has accomplished a lot over the years. Three years ago, I paid about $55 for this bottle. I've seen more recent vintages priced a bit higher.
Drink this wine slowly over the course of the evening because it will evolve in the glass given time. Enjoy with good food and good company! Raise a glass!