Lapostolle Canto de Apalta 2010
Wine EnthusiastThis is a new wine from Lapostolle, bearing a nose that's intense and compact, with mineral and dark fruit aromas. It feels rich and muscular but not heavy, with berry, licorice, buttery oak and vanilla flavors. The finish is minty and chocolaty tasting. Carmenère, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah make up the blend.
Wine SpectatorA rich, smoky red, sporting dark cassis, grilled fig and macerated cherry notes to the iron, smoke and dark spice flavors that linger through the mocha-tinged finish. Carmenère, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now through 2015.
Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Canto de Apalta is a blend of 36% Carmenere, 31% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Syrah aged in French oak for 16 months. It offers clean, fresh, uncomplicated brambly red fruit infused with peppermint on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with coarse tannins and a rather sharp, slightly abrasive finish. Drink now.