Sunday, July 08, 2007

Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2001 Wine Review (NW)


Tasting notes:

Gorgeous dark purple color
Intense nose of wild dark berries, spice, and dusty earth
Rich fruit on the palate with anise notes
Endless finish with chewy tannins and long layers of dark fruit, anise, and dark chocolate

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!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We just had this wine--it's holding up beautifully. Intense dark fruits and alcohol on the nose; blackberries, anise, tobacco, marionberry on the palate, and dark earth, black licorice, and lead pencil on the finish.