Casa Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Casa Lapostolle has been founded by the Marnier Lapostolle family from France and the Rabat family from Chile in 1994, through Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle, her husband Cyril de Bournet and Don José Rabat Gorchs. Today, Casa Lapostolle is 100% owned by the Marnier-Lapostolle group. The Marnier Lapostolle family, founders and owners of the world-renowned liqueur Grand Marnier, are known for producing spirits and liqueurs, but the family has been also involved in winemaking for generations. Originally winegrowers in the Loire Valley, the Marnier Lapostolle continue this vintner tradition today as owners of Chateau de Sancerre. The Cuvée Alexandre wines come from the Atalayas Vineyard in Casablanca, which is located on slopes facing different directions. This gives a great complexity once all the different parcels have been assembled into the final blend. This Cabernet Sauvignon offers up intense black fruit aromas, blackcurrant and cassis combined with light touches of cider tobacco and Herbs de Provence. Sweet spices return at the finish to add complexity. Well balanced structure and a long finish.
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.
Dark fruit aromas, blackberry, black cherry, black currants with a touch of spice. On the palate heavy dark fruit, full textured body, some leather and cedar notes, tannic structure well, a little meaty, loads of darkness, hot cocoa, some heat, would be amazing with steak night.
I picked up this 2007 cabernet based on there great 2004 syrah I had a chance to try and was intrigued by the quality of the cuvee alexander series. The smell is very nice ripe berries with a very creamy oakiness, nice nose. Color i dark deep inky purple. Also get a dark chocolate off the nose but overall you can just tell its a very powerful nose. Taste of cedar, tobacco, and very strong gripping tannins. This is a very nice wine for 17.99 and its a definite recommended wine. I am starting to believe this cuvee alexander level is a stellar buy. Really beautiful wine. Nice big bodied with long finish.