93 pts James Suckling June 2022
Fresh, composed and subtle with a classy and refined cigar note to the black plums and some blue fruit. A hint of chili chocolate, too. A medium-to full-bodied red with very bright fruit and very fine-grained tannins. Very complete, with poise, class and power. 65% cabernet sauvignon with syrah, carmenere, merlot and a touch of garnacha. Drink or hold.
Lapostolle Apalta represents the heart of Lapostolle: French winemaking and blending expertise combined with Chilean terroir at its best.
100% hand harvested, strict fruit selection by state of the art Vistalys optical sorter. All fermentations were made in stainless steel tanks. The Apalta blend enhances the main characteristics of each variety: from Cabernet Sauvignon, its complexity and elegant structure; from Syrah, its exuberant and attractive aromas; and from the Carmenere, its roundness and spicy expression. 70% of the blend was aged for 12 months in a mix of new and second use French oak barrels. The wine was clarified and a very light filtration was done previous bottling.
Intense and deep red color with violet edges; Elegant, fine and well balanced nose with black fruits such as blackberry and black spicy aromas; Palate has a silky attack followed by red and black fruit, coffee and chocolate flavors with good tannins delivering a very good structure.