“Le Petit Clos is like a scaled-down version of its older brother, Clos Apalta, dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon with 47% Carmenère and 4% Petit Verdot. Plush, ripe and well upholstered with lots of new oak and notes of fig, cassis and mulberry. Rich and intense.”
“This is the first vintage of this second wine, as it were, made from Clos Apalta’s younger vines and aged in older wood. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Carmenere, Merlot and a splash of Petit Verdot, it’s ripe, figgy and intense, with supple tannins and a warm finish.”
"A different interpretation of the Apalta terroir through blending, the 2014 Le Petit Clos is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with 30% Carmenere, 28% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. It aged in new French barriques for eight months followed by a further 18 months with equal parts in new barriques, used barriques and 7,500-liter oak vats. There is a little less oak here and more Cabernet in the first vintage of this second wine in the Bordeaux style. It's quite classical and faithful with the house style of ripe, concentrated and generously oaked wines. The palate shows plenty of tannins and oak-related flavors, spices, tobacco and roasted coffee. It ends with marked oak flavors."