This wine will be featured during Sunday’s Around the World with Cabernet Tasting
Producer’s Tasting Note: Beautiful deep red ruby color. Elegant and complex, opening towards intense fruit with herbs & spices. Classic structure with elegant tannins, flavors of fruit and black spices, and a long-lasting, velvety finish.
Critic Tasting Note: Sweet blackberries, brambleberries, and cigar tobacco with fresh flowers. Some cedar and mahogany, too. Full-bodied with chewy tannins and chocolate, walnut, and lightly toasted flavors. It’s just starting to come around. First commercially released wine from old-vine cabernet sauvignon, grown on its own rootstock with the vast majority from 1910. Originally it was just for the owners to drink. Fantastic. 12,000 bottles were made. 98 Points James Suckling
Producer Description: One of the oldest vineyards of Cabernet Sauvignon in Chile, if not in the world, is the origin of this story. Tucked away in the Colchagua Valley, near the town of Santa Cruz, the Apalta Valley was the place selected by a visionary in the 1910s who, using a unique French massal selection, planted this amazing vineyard. In 1994, Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her husband Cyril de Bournet discovered these hundred-year-old ungrafted Cabernet Sauvignon vines whilst visiting Apalta. La Parcelle 8, the first plot the family saw upon arriving in the Valley, was this unique vineyard that would become the beginning of Lapostolle’s Chilean chapter.
The aim of La Parcelle 8 is to bring the finest expression of a Cabernet Sauvignon from their own vineyards. La Parcelle 8 has its origins in the Clos Apalta estate in the Apalta Valley, known throughout Chile for the quality of its red wines. The region’s particular soil and climate conditions make for very elegant, complex wines with great structure, depth, color, and with excellent aging potential.