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The Wine Shop at Short Hills USD 12.97 750ml
Wine Legend USD 19.59 750ml

Casa Lapostolle Merlot Cuvée Alexandre 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

A mouthfilling wine, with explosive richness, nicely integrated oak, smooth tannins and very long finish.

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Lapostolle:
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.

Member Reviews for Casa Lapostolle Merlot Cuvée Alexandre

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Snooth User: Ishwari
3175449
2.00 5
07/19/2009

Mdeium body dry


Snooth User: chrishood
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3.50 5
10/16/2010

Very nice wine. Round and full, nice fruit, nice mid palette, great nose of black cherry, white pepper, and even a little blueberry. Smooth and a long interesting finish with great mouth feel.


Snooth User: ordie4
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5.00 5
02/23/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Casa Lapostolle Merlot Cuvée Alexandre

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesIntense red ruby color. An expressive nose with elegant aromas of red fruits like ripe strawberries and currant. In mouth the "attaque" is perfumed with red and black fruits, such as blackberries and cherries. In the medium palate this elegant wine is supported by a really good structure with fine and delicate tannins. The end of mouth is persistent and suggests coffee notes.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/17/2010

(includes 15% carmenere) Exotic aromas of red- and blackcurrant, raisin bread and baking spices. Lush, gently sweet dark berry flavors are enlivened by cracked pepper and a sexy cinnamon quality. Packs serious punch but carries no excess weight. The finish repeats the spicy note and lingers impressively. Muscular, with broad cocoa and plum sauce notes leading the way for an ample core of currant confiture and licorice. The rock-solid finish will need some cellaring to stretch out. Best from 2009 through 2011. 20,337 cases made. -JM Cuvée Alexandre is one of Chile's best Merlots, and consistency is its main virtue. Every year it shows fine ripeness, weight and enough complexity to draw attention. In 2006 the wine offers graphite, spice and blackberry aromas backed by lively black currant, blackberry and bitter chocolate flavors. A yummy wine with a touch of butter and vanilla on the finish. Drink now through 2010. - M.S. The 2006 Merlot Apalta Vineyard "Cuvee Alexandre", a purple-colored offering with aromas of cedar, spice box, black cherry, and black currant. This is followed by a smooth-textured, ripe Merlot with ample savory black fruits, good depth, and a moderately long finish. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
03/05/2009

This rich and lovely expression of Merlot is produced in Chile. Plummy fruit is wrapped in a velvety-smooth texture that only the best Merlots exhibit. Enjoy this with beef stews and braises.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
04/29/2009

Muscular, with broad cocoa and plum sauce notes leading the way for an ample core of currant confiture and licorice. The rock-solid finish will need some cellaring to stretch out. Best from 2009 through 2011.


External Review
04/12/2011

90 Points - Wine SpectatorMuscular, with broad cocoa and plum sauce notes leading the way for an ample core of currant confiture and licorice. The rock-solid finish will need some cellaring to stre


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

ST: 90 Points WS: 90 Points WE: 90 Points RP: 87 Points


External Review
04/21/2010

Reiches Bouquet und voller Geschmack von Kirschen und Brombeeren mit einer Spur von Schokolade und würziger Eiche.



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A mouthfilling wine, with explosive richness, nicely integrated oak, smooth tannins and very long finish.

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