The 2005 Clos Apalta took out the highly coveted number one spot in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 (2008). It’s the only South American wine to have achieved this feat.
“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.” 100 Points, James Suckling.