Robert Parker 93
The 2014 Clos Apalta is composed of 48% Carmenere, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot and has lots of tannins and some astringency. It really suffers when compared with the 2015, which feels longer and has a different quality of tannins, but I prefer both to the 2013. This matured in 100% new French oak barrels for 26 months. 62,388 bottles were filled in June 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2024