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Lapostolle Apalta Red 2021 750ml
SKU: 27971

Lapostolle Apalta Red 2021

  • v93
  • wa91
  • ws89


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Expressive red fruit, fine and well-balanced nose with some aromas of herbs and black spices. Round and pleasant structure, juicy tannins and lively finish. Ideal companion for stews and red meats, in a wide variety of preparations.
  • v93

The 2021 Red Blend Apalta is 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 10% Carménére, 7% Cabernet Franc and 6% Syrah from Apalta, Colchagua, and was aged in used barrels. An intense purple in color. The attractive nose offers plum jam, pink pepper and hints of cinnamon. In the mouth, it's both opulent and juicy with finely grained tannins. The fairly concentrated palate flows expansively before the easygoing, lingering finish. A ripe red given the cool year.

Joaquin Hidalgo, March 2023
Wine Advocate
  • wa91

The blend of the 2021 Apalta is quite different from the 2019 I tasted last time, with 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 10% Carmenere, 7% Cabernet Franc and 6% Syrah. It has a lot less Cabernet and more Merlot but still with a pristine and pure Bordeaux nose, herbal, spicy and peppery. It's medium to full-bodied but fine-boned with elegant tannins. It's impressive, and even more so when you look at the price tag. 120,480 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2022.

Luis Gutierrez, April 6, 2023
Wine Spectator
  • ws89

A fleshy textured red, with a nice floral, red currant underpinning, this picks up mineral and plum details that integrate into chewy tannins on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenère, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. Best after 2025. 10,040 cases made, 1,500 cases imported.

Aaron Romano, May 31, 2023