Clos Apalta 2017 has earned 100 points for the third time
We are happy and proud to announce that Clos Apalta 2017 has earned 100 points for the third time by famed American journalist and wine critic James Suckling.
This recognition represents an unprecedented achievement for Chile and joins the perfect scores given by James Suckling for the 2014 and 2015 harvests; and the recognition as “Wine of the Year” when its 2005 vintage was chosen TOP # 1 by the Wine Spectator magazine, Clos Apalta the only South American wine that has received this award. In addition, the 2000 and 2001 vintages were also positioned as TOP 3 and TOP 2 respectively in the same magazine.
In the report written based on his annual visit to Chile in February, in which he tasted more than 1,000 wines from all over the country, James described Clos Apalta 2017 with these words : “ What a stunning nose of crushed berries, fresh flowers, sandalwood and light vineyard dust. Black olives, too. Very complex. Full-bodied with a beautiful, dense palate of blackberries, chocolate, walnuts and cigar box. Fantastic length and composure. The tannin just rolls over the palate. Very structured. The most classically structured wine ever from here. Goes on for minutes. Outrageous and so polished. A blend of 48% carmenere, 26% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot and 1% petit verdot. ”
Currently, the team behind the creation of Clos Apalta is led by Charles de Bournet, son of the founders and Seventh Generation of the Bournet-Lapostolle family, Jacques Begarie, Technical Director and world renowned consultant winemaker Michel Rolland. Clos Apalta is born from centuries-old organic and biodynamic vineyards, located in the hills and foothills of the Apalta Valley. Composed mainly of Carmenère, accompanied by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with a recognized Bordeaux style, it is made in its iconic gravity cellar located on the slopes of the valley.
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Clos Apalta was awarded perfect 100 points
26 May 2017
We are proud to announce that Clos Apalta has once again been highlighted as a perfect wine. This morning it was James Suckling of 100 points to the 2014 vintage. The world-renowned journalist and wine critic made his fifth trip to Chile, where he tasted nearly 800 wines for his yearly report and Clos Apalta was on top of the chart.
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Clos Apalta 2015 obtained 100 points for the second consecutive year
We are very proud to announce that the iconic Clos Apalta has earned 100 points for famed American journalist and wine critic James Suckling. This enormous worldwide recognition positions Clos Apalta once again as one of the best wines on the planet. Last year, James Suckling recognized the 2014 vintage with the same score and positioned it in the TOP 5 of the TOP 100 in the world.
"We are very happy with this great news. This is a true historical landmark both for our Clos Apalta and for the high-end wines of our country. It is an honor to be able to demonstrate once again that the Chilean terroir has achieved the highest quality standard. I am proud to have a team so committed to the principle of quality that we have wanted to deliver since our beginin in 1997, ”says Charles de Bournet from Asia, CEO of Clos Apalta.
James Suckling described Clos Apalta 2015 as "a delicate and fresh wine, perfectly complemented by its enormous concentration, this combination earned the spectacular Clos Apalta 2015, 100 points!".
It should be remembered that Clos Apalta was recognized as the best wine in the world 10 years ago, when its 2005 vintage was chosen TOP # 1 by the magazine Wine Spectator, being the only wine in Latin America that has received this nomination. In addition, the 2000 and 2001 vintages were also positioned as TOP 3 and TOP 2 respectively in the same medium.
Currently, the team behind the creation of Clos Apalta is led by Charles de Bournet, son of the founders and Seventh Generation of the Bournet-Lapostolle family, Jacques Begarie, Technical Director and the world-renowned winemaker consultant, Michel Rolland.
Clos Apalta is a wine from centuries-old vineyards located in the foothills of the Apalta Valley. It is mainly made up of Carmenère, accompanied by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It is made in its iconic gravitational winery, located on the slopes of the valley.
For more information: [email protected]
Clos Apalta 2013 vintage is launched in La Place de Bordeaux
Clos Apalta winery has just released its new Clos Apalta 2013 in La Place de Bordeaux. An Asia tour followed lead by Charles de Bournet, CEO of Domaines Marnier-Lapostolle that will be travelling trough the continent until the middle of September presenting the new vintage to press and trade.
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