The 2019 Clos Apalta is another brilliant release for this iconic wine. It begins with incredibally complex aromatics of ripe dark currants, cassis, sweet exotic spices, roasted coffee grounds, fresh florals, green pepper, graphite and hints of loam which all come together seamlessly in the glass. On the palate this is just as stunning as it continues to thoroughly impress with its full body and beautifully polished, yet supportive tannins along with a deep core of ripe dark/red fruit. It demonstrates remarkable depth and concentration as well as outstanding balance and finesse leading up to the long, voluptuous finish. This wine has it all, and while it is already quite fascinating in its youth it should evolve beautifully over the next decade.