Despite the warm and dry character of the year, I find the 2015 Clos Apalta, a blend of 57% Carmenere, 26% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, to be less marked by the Carmenere and with more integrated oak and better freshness. There is more Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Its spicy and herbal while ripe and powerful, full-bodied and with plenty of dusty tannins. It has a strong personality, and I find more balance here. 73,452 bottles produced.
(Mid-September New Releases, The Wine Advocate 7th Sep 2018)