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Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Apalta Vineyard Carmenere 2008

Carmenere from Chile
  • ST 91
  • W&S 90
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Winemaker Notes

Deep dark purple red, very intense color. Expressive nose, with spices, red and black fruit, some smoky tones, chocolate and herbal notes at the end. Smooth and well balanced tannins, with a good structure and a long finish. Service and Food Pairing: Ready to drink now or cellar for several years. Decant and serve at 16-18°C (60 to 65°F). Ideal companion for meats and elaborate dishes.

Critical Acclaim

ST 91
International Wine Cellar

Bright purple. Blackcurrant, graphite, mocha and sexy oak on the nose. Lush and sweet, with attractive spiciness to the flavors of red and dark berries and cocoa powder. Pliant, smooth and impressively focused carmenere, finishing with sweet tannins and lovely persistence.

W&S 90
Wine & Spirits

Ripe with candied fig and cherry jam flavors, this carmenère blends herbal notes into a big, powerful wine that suffuses the palate with its sweetness.

Lapostolle

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Lapostolle, Chile, South America
Lapostolle
Lapostolle was founded by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her husband Cyril de Bournet in 1994. The Marnier Lapostolle family, founders and owners of the world-renowned liqueur Grand Marnier, is famous for producing spirits and liqueurs, but the family has also been involved in winemaking for generations. In creating Lapostolle, the family has pursued the same uncompromising approach to quality that make Grand Marnier a global success. Its objective is as simple as... View More