The 2004 Clos Apalta was a dark plum color with significant viscosity. After 3 hours of decanting, the nose provided scents of blueberry, dark cherry, and some vegetal components. The mouth feel was medium with with little to no tannins. The taste was rich and delicious yielding flavors of dark cherries, milk chocolate, blueberry, just a hint of green bell pepper. This is a delicious wine that can still age another 10-15 years. Decant for 3 hours prior to drinking. Score 93
took a while to open up and didn't really hold up day 2 after left open initially had that fantastic nose of old socks which reminds me of an old french bordeaux in a damp dusty cellar. It was light on the tongue with nice acidity and bright fruit but softened as it passed the middle tongue and ended with a smooth finish. Flavors of light cherry, cassis, very light oak, and charcoal came through ... very nice pairing wine.
Popped and poured for dinner a few days ago. Initially very tight and tannic. Did not really improve over dinner. Drinking again a few days later and it's a much better wine...dark fruits, mocha, nicely balanced. Needs time or decanting for sure.
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(CASA LAPOSTOLLE CLOS APALTA) #2; VaynerPAZZZ; COLOR-dark; NOSE-very vegetal; basil & celery aspects; TASTE-Wow! Very tannic & tight; some cherries; a little hot; very young wine; enormously interesting chocolate covered strawberries & cherries; little black pepper; some green components kick in; but it concerns me; little Fake fruit; JM-91; WS-93; GV-89
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