Casa Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
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.
Lovely dusty nose of dark berry fruit with hints of nutmeg, wet stone, tar and black pepper. Big minerality among the cassis, currant and black/blueberry fruit. On the palate it's richly textured, full bodied and lush. Marked minerality on the palate with roasty notes and dark berry fruit. Tight acid and tannin yet so this should get better with another couple of years in the bottle. Great structure and this would do well with food. Sweeter berry notes on the lengthy but dry finish. 91 pts.
No staying power in fridge. Over oaked.
Bland, better finish them start
External Reviews for Casa Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon
Die Farbe besteht aus einem intensiven Pink. In der Nase mit Aromen von frischen roten Früchten, hauptsächlich Himbeeren, roten Kirschen und Granatapfel mit süssen Aromen von Nektarinen und Melonen. Der Abgang zeichnet sich durch einen leichten Körper aus. Jung und aufregend mit Säure. Zum Finish folgen frische Fruchtaromen.
The Apalta Vineyard is the gem of the Casa Lapostolle estate in Chile's Colchagua Valley. Surounded on three sides by hills and a river on the other it has its own unique micro-climate. Planted back in 1920 it also has deeply rooted grapevines averaging 60 years old that provide low yields of less that 2 tons per acre and grapes with deep complex flavors. This 2009 is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Carmenere slowly macerated over four weeks then aged 12 months in French oak barrels, 43% new. The Wine Spectator said of this 2009 "Juicy, showing a nice briary edge to the black cherry, red currant and roasted vanilla notes."