Casa Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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Color: Inked and dark deep red with dark violet shadows. Nose: Complex and attractive nose composed mainly by red fru...

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i bought this wine because it was Wine Spectator's number one wine for 2008, and i have to say i was a great wine, *but* not really my style. it wa... Read more

Fabulous, esp for the price! Interesting, bright fruit nose, followed by a dark, almost malbec-like effect on the palate. I think I would have gu... Read more

Tried this once at Mo and Rich's house and don't really remember it standing out...perhaps we drank it too soon because as of last month Mo and Ric... Read more

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User Reviews for Casa Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: evaem
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4.00 5
01/26/2009

i bought this wine because it was Wine Spectator's number one wine for 2008, and i have to say i was a great wine, *but* not really my style. it was very well-balanced, smooth drinking with substantial fruit, but felt "over the top". it was a little too bold, too concentrated, and the oak was too much for my taste. perhaps i would love it with another 5 years of age.


Snooth User: lingprof
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4.50 5
02/03/2010

Fabulous, esp for the price! Interesting, bright fruit nose, followed by a dark, almost malbec-like effect on the palate. I think I would have guessed "Chile" for this, even if I didn't know. A great wine with food. Smooth and delicious.


Snooth User: Averys2nds
62225677
4.00 5
11/08/2010

Tried this once at Mo and Rich's house and don't really remember it standing out...perhaps we drank it too soon because as of last month Mo and Rich both raved about it. Currently have a bottle "aging" and will update this once we drink it. No comment from Pants.


Snooth User: panky
31010448
5.00 5
11/24/2009

awsome


Snooth User: cmf2001
10768240
3.50 5
01/01/2009

Fresh, subtle strawberry and blackberry flavors. Nice wine for sipping.


Snooth User: CarlosTownsend
8144733
0.00 5
03/13/2009

Wine Spectator # 1 of 2008


Snooth User: bscott74
13855114
3.00 5
02/18/2009

Very well balanced and excellent value


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External Reviews for Casa Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
04/14/2010

The 2005 Clos Apalta Limited Release is composed of 42% Carmenere, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot. Opaque purple-colored, the nose reveals notes of pain grille, mineral, spice box, and plummy black and blue fruits. This leads to a layered, nearly opulent wine with gobs of savory, spicy black fruits, excellent balance, and superb integration of oak, tannin, and acidity. It will evolve for 4-6 years and be at its best from 2013 to 2025.


External Review
01/18/2009

Wine Enthusiast ReviewRated 91It doesn't take an expert to quickly realize that this is a fine Cabernet. The nose deals potent black cherry and char, while airing unleashes a subtle perfume and floral notes. In the mouth, there's ripe berry flavors and chocolate, while late in the game the tannins stay smooth but tight. A congruent wine with no flaws. Ready now or ageable for a couple of years.Wine Tasting NotesA full-bodied and expressive red, with plenty of berry, red plum and chocolate-spice flavors. There are nice mineral and cedar notes mixed in, with fine tannins on the finish.


External Review
01/09/2012

The 2004 Clos Apalta is composed of 86% Carmenere and 14 % Merlot. Purple colored, it has a splendid bouquet of pain grille, spice box, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. This is followed by a rich, layered wine with excellent grip and plenty of ripe tannins. This nicely balanced effort should reach its peak in 5-6 years and drink well through 2027.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Inked and dark deep red with dark violet shadows. Nose: Complex and attractive nose composed mainly by red fruits such as black-cherries, plums and wild berries combined with mocha, cedar and tobacco. Sweet finish of vanilla and fine herbs. Mouth: Soft and juicy tannins shows an interesting complexity and a full body. Well balanced, elegant and attractive oak that enhances the fruit to finish with a long and pleasant aftertaste. Service and food pairing: Ready to drink now or cellar for several years. Decant and serve at 16-18. Ideal companion for meats and elaborate dishes.

Color: Inked and dark deep red with dark violet shadows. Nose: Complex and attractive nose composed mainly by red fruits such as black-cherries, plums and wild berries combined with mocha, cedar and tobacco. Sweet finish of vanilla and fine herbs. Mouth: Soft and juicy tannins shows an interesting complexity and a full body. Well balanced, elegant and attractive oak that enhances the fruit to finish with a long and pleasant aftertaste. Service and food pairing: Ready to drink now or cellar for several years. Decant and serve at 16-18. Ideal companion for meats and elaborate dishes.

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