Casa Lapostolle Chardonnay Chile Valparaíso Casablanca Chardonnay 2009
Wine Tasting Notes Clean and bright yellow with lime hints. Expressive and clean notes of the Casablanca Origin. Aromas of tropical fruit: papaya, mango, licci and also apricots. Notes of citrus like mandarin and lime. Very pleasant, fresh acidity in an appealing balance with subtle sweet spices of the oak finishing towards a long and lasting round palate.
Lapostolle was founded by the legendary family behind Grand Marnier. Alexandra Marnier-Lapostolle brought French winemaking practices to Chile, where she was a pioneer in leading the development of fine quality wines. The winery uses organic and biodynamic practices, and the wines are consistently rated 90+ points. Most recently, Wine Enthusiast named Lapostolle “New World Winery of the Year” in 2008.
External Reviews for Casa Lapostolle Chardonnay Chile Valparaíso Casablanca Chardonnay
Alluring toast aroma, with elegant pear tartine, honey and fig notes and a full, juicy finish. Nicely done. Drink now.
Nice fig and toast aromas, with ripe pear, fig and nut notes on the palate. Ripe, juicy finish. Drink now.
The 2001 Chardonnay displays spicy pear scents. On the palate, this light to medium-bodied wine exhibits crisp apple and butterscotch flavors. It should be consumed over the next 18 months.
Plump, with medium-weight pear, apple and toast flavors and a nice round finish. Drink now.
Grown on north-facing slopes in the cool Casablanca Valley, this coastal Chardonnay achieves a pineapple ripeness while holding to firm, enlivening acidity. It's well made, its roundness of very ripe, spicy fruit contrasting with its underlying structure.
Yellow straw. Medium-bodied. Balanced acidity. Moderately extracted. Moderately oaked. Figs, vanilla, citrus. Richly textured, with pleasant, pervasive oak notes and a lingering finish.
This round, fresh and stylish Chardonnay from the Casablanca Valley is a step up from the middling 2000 version. The bouquet yields ample pear, almond and coconut aromas, while the palate is loaded with pear fruit and a hint of oak-driven smoke. Classy and concise, and better made than almost every other similarly priced Chardonnay.