Deep and intense red color with purple and cherry edges. Intense fruit expression with black fruit such as maqui berry and cassis well mixed with red fruit such as cherry and plums. Slightly spiced with anise and cedar notes. Delicate fresh violets fragrance. Big structure and good volume, balance with a remarkable acidity
Enjoy with an Angus loin in myrtle berry sauce, beef tenderloin and spinach cooked in cream cheese and almonds; venison with grilled seasonal vegetables.Â Â
Blackberry, fresh herb, wet earth and tar aromas follow through to a full body, with powerful tannins and density yet an agile and polished, textured finish. Much better than 2014. The second wine of Clos Apalta. Try it in 2021.
The second wine in a true Bordeaux sense, the 2015 Le Petit Clos is a wine of structure and good balance in the manner of their 2001 and 2006, concentrated and powerful vintages. It's a blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% CarmenÃ¨re and 4% Petit Verdot from younger slope vineyards and Cabernet Sauvignon from Clos Apalta. The wine is produced in the same way as the grand vin, but it has less oak and has quite a lot of character from the CarmenÃ¨re. I find this fresher and less oaky than the wines I have in mind from the past, with more elegance within their style.Â
Very lithe and minerally, with focused dried red fruit flavors that are supported by fresh acidity and medium-grained tannins. The vibrant finish offers hints of white pepper and dried tarragon. Cabernet Sauvignon, CarmenÃ¨re and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022.Â
â€œLe Petit Clos is like a scaled-down version of its older brother, Clos Apalta, dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon with 47% CarmenÃ¨re and 4% Petit Verdot. Plush, ripe and well upholstered with lots of new oak and notes of fig, cassis and mulberry. Rich and intense.â€