Overview of the Wine
Domaines Bournet-Lapostolle (DBL) is one of Chile’s most dynamic and influential winemakers. The Lapostolle family began producing fine wine and spirits in France in 1827. In 1994, Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle, sixth generation family member, and her husband Cyril de Bournet, were one of the first to see the potential of Apalta Valley’s terroirs in Chile for producing high quality red varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Merlot. In 2005, DBL’s icon wine Clos Apalta made history by becoming the first and only South American wine to date to ever be ranked #1 of the famous Top100 of Wine Spectator. Alexandra and Cyril were joined by their son, Charles de Bournet, in their simple as ambitious goal: to create world-class wines using French winemaking philosophy and the superb terroirs of Apalta. Charles has done extensive work in introducing Syrah and Rose varietals, such as Cinsault and Grenache, terroirs analysis, and sustainable practices throughout Apalta. World renowned winemaker, Michel Rolland, has been consulting at DBL since the beginning and works with Charles to produce wines that express the family’s taste and the unique terroirs of Apalta.
Grape / Blend
77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Syrah, 7% Carmenère, 5% Merlot
Rapel Valley, Chile
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
The 2019 Apalta is an intense and deep red with violet rims. It has an elegant, fine and well balanced nose with aromas of black fruits such as blackberries and spices. Silky attack followed by flavors of red and black fruits, coffee and chocolate. Good tannins with very good structure.
93 Points - James Suckling
A soft, open red with currant, sweet-tobacco and cherry aromas and flavors. Medium body. Fresh finish. Blend of cabernet sauvignon, carmenere, merlot and syrah. Drink or hold.
90 Points - Tim Atkin
Product size: 750ml