2010 Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta

via Instagram Any premonition this might be a less-sophisticated red table wine vanish once you pull the cork on this Chilean gem, taking care to decant and let it breath for 3-4 hours. Witness the super dense, inky purple/red opaque color. Swirl the liquid creaminess as it begs you to breath in rich aromas of blackberry and graphite, subtle leather and tobacco leaf. Next, you take a healthy mouthful and let the flavorful red and black fruit flavors run over your tongue. Dark cherry and plum, a touch of violet, peppery herbs and spicy vanilla. Plush, round tannins and a rock solid backbone. Finally you get to the full, powerful finish and any lingering doubts that this is a powerful, elegant BDX-style blend vanish like so many fleeting fantasmas.
71% Carmenere, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot
Suckling 97 points, Wine Spectator 94 points
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