Clos Apalta Le Petit Clos 2015

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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.  

Critical Acclaim

James Suckling 95 Points

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.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 93 Points

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% Carmenère 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 Carmenère. I find this fresher and less oaky than the wines I have in mind from the past, with more elegance within their style. 

Wine Enthusiast 92 Points
Ripe berry and cassis aromas come with richer oak-based notes of mint, coconut and baking spice. A lively, fresh palate holds spicy black fruit flavors along with toast and mild herbal notes. Flavors of black coffee, black pepper and dark chocolate grace the finish on this blend of undefined red grapes. Drink through 2025.

Wine Spectator 92 Points

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, Carmenère and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022. 


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