• Lapostolle Canto de Apalta Red Blend 2012 91 X 2

    Lapostolle Canto de Apalta Red Blend 2012

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    91pts Wine Enthusiast

    91pts James Suckling

    "From a warm vintage, this blend is ripe yet still balanced, with aromas of prune, blackberry, tree bark and leather. The palate is saturated and broad. Drink now." ~ Wine Enthusiast

    This kind of wine for this kind of price is the stuff of dreams winelovers. It's gentle on the wallet, but sumptuous on the palate. What else do you need? Pour some full glasses to go with sausage-stuffed mushroom caps, or bacon-wrapped dates with chèvre and marcona almonds inside. Move on to a molasses and brown sugar-glazed ham with all the trimmings and keep it flowing. Medallions of beef with a red wine reduction, creamed spinach and potatoes Anna will delight just as nicely. And so will duck confit over wild mushroom risotto. Lots of opportunity here...

    Wine Enthusiast: "From a warm vintage, this blend is ripe yet still balanced, with aromas of prune, blackberry, tree bark and leather. The palate is saturated and broad, boasting flavors of dark, baked, black fruit accented by pepper and chocolate on the finish. Drink now." Dec 2014

    James Suckling: "Complex aromas of dark fruits and minerals with hints of mint follow through to a full body with round and chewy tannins and a fresh finish. A blend of Carmenere, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now." Jul 2015

    Winery:  "Color: Brilliant red purple color. Nose: Red fruit aromas such as cranberries and spices notes of black pepper. Palate: Elegant and balanced tannins very well integrated with chocolate and coffee notes in aftertaste. Very persistent finish. Service and Food Pairing: Enjoy now or cellar for a few years. Serve at 65°F. Ideal companion for slow cooked dishes and seasoned red angus.

    French in essence, Chilean by birth."

    Bottle
    750ml, cork                                           
    Varietal 28% Carmenere, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 21% Syrah
    Alcohol 
    14.1%
    Aging 62% aged 11 months in new & used French oak barrels; 38% aged in stainless steel tanks                                                                                                                                   
    Region Rapel Valley, Chile