CLOS APALTA 2010
A catastrophic earthquake rocked Chile in 2010, recorded as the world’s fifth largest, but Clos Apalta took the delay in their stride. The estate is owned and run by the Marnier-lapostolle family (of Grand Marnier fame), and champions the Carmenère grape in this blend. The 2010 comprises 71% Carmenère, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot, which achieves a polished palate of black fruit with spices of clove and pepper, finessed by velvety tannins. Native yeast, manual punchdowns and gravity racking contribute to the wine’s luscious power, which you can enjoy now with lamb or game.
$188 from 1855thebottleshop.com