Casa Lapostolle Merlot Rapel Valley 2010

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Color: Brilliant red purple color. Nose: Lovely ripeness with black and red fruit aromas alongÊwith spices hints. Pal...

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Very nice vanilla laced nose, firm nose, lean fruit framed with tight grained wood tones, snappy, clear, lovely transparency, lovely precision to t... Read more

Very precise and focused on the nose with a fine, sweet herbal edge and some cedar oak hightones framing a core of tomato and currant fruit. Smoot... Read more

The nose shows pepper dark fruit and stones with a similar palate that leads into a dry pepper finish. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Casa Lapostolle Merlot Rapel Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,484
4.00 5
05/02/2012

Very nice vanilla laced nose, firm nose, lean fruit framed with tight grained wood tones, snappy, clear, lovely transparency, lovely precision to the fruit, blue and red fruit, lots of tannins which are a bit dry but there is an innate sweetness here, lovely purity to the fruit, aromatic length, love to see this relax, 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,484
3.50 5
05/13/2013

Very precise and focused on the nose with a fine, sweet herbal edge and some cedar oak hightones framing a core of tomato and currant fruit. Smooth and moderately rich considering its mid-weight size, this covers the palate with chocolate toned plum and red currant fruit. there's a gentle, and slightly creamy, oak note here as this flows to a clean, fresh and moderately long finish with a nice pop of candied berry fruit on the finale. Shows a nice blend of sophistication and purity. 87pts


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Snooth User: Lucha Vino
24961282,255
3.00 5
10/13/2011

The nose shows pepper dark fruit and stones with a similar palate that leads into a dry pepper finish.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,201
3.50 5
09/15/2011

a smokiness with red raspberries coursing underneath mixed with darker berry fruit, nice spice notes, beautifully balanced with a hot finish


Snooth User: JonDerry
6804463,020
2.50 5
10/05/2011

Raspberry, blueberry, soil, and pencil shavings on the nose. Shows a fleshy mouthfeel, with red and blue fruit up front. Some bitterness and menthol on a medium plus finish. Very young wine, but not flagrantly new world in style. There's plenty of old-school rustic earthiness to balance the fruit. Overall a decent drink the ends with a question mark.


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
3.50 5
11/21/2011

Big and rich, fresh and juicy. Wonderful value. Strong blackberry aroma with hints of cedar and cherry. Powerful palate with continued blackberry that slowly evolves into a velvety finish. Hints of cherry and cola. Great example of a Carmenere.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549159,949
2.50 5
09/25/2011

The nose showed wild berries, pepper and undergrowth with a cloak of dark oak. On the palate, a dense, velvety wave of dark chocolate, blackberry and green pepper washed across the senses. The long finish showed tart berries.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
3.00 5
09/16/2011

Dense in the glass. At first, it has a roasty, gamy nose. very savory. Some hints of green herbs. Some funky earth notes. Musty. Some nutmeg and pepper along with purple and red fruit. On the palate, there's big acid. It's young and vibrant and a bit bracing. Very ripe fruit. It's got a rich texture amidst lingering acidity. A tad young for my style, but some time and air on it and it continues to improve.


3.00 5
01/07/2012

Good cabernet, average for the price $12.99


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External Reviews for Casa Lapostolle Merlot Rapel Valley

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Lapostolle's basic Cab scores big in the fine '01 vintage. It features a deep nose of tire rubber, blackberry and rusticity. The palate is high-octane and deep, with plenty of ripe, tannic black fruit. And the finish is round and lengthy. It should age well for a couple of years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Lots of toast up front, with briar, graphite and blackberry fruit behind. Slightly grainy feel on the finish, but solid for the vintage. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

A touch jammy, with sweet red berry fruit and mocha-tinged toast. Briary hint on the finish keeps it honest. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Intense and saturated, with dark aromas of pencil lead, tree bark, cola and black fruits. In the mouth, it's full-force Cabernet. The blackberry and black cherry flavors are pure and satisfying, while the finish offers smoke, chocolate and coffee. This wine features ripeness and an overall quality rarely achieved by others in the price range.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Inviting nose of crushed raspberry and dark chocolate follows through on the palate, with juicy texture and honest tannins providing contour to the finish. Very solid. Hard to find a better deal in Cabernet. Drink now through 2004.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Displays herb-tinged dark fruit aromas as well as flavors. Medium-bodied, it coats the palate with its blackberry dominated personality then tightens to a slightly rustic finish. Drink it over the next 3 years.


External Review
10/11/2012

Lapostolle is the property of the French family Marnier Lapostolle and was founded in 1994 by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle along with her husband Cyril de Bournet. Today Lapostolle owns 380 hectares of vineyards.


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142448 Snooth User: drsint
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02/18/2013

142448 Snooth User: drsint
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02/18/2013

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08/18/2013

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Brilliant red purple color. Nose: Lovely ripeness with black and red fruit aromas alongÊwith spices hints. Palate: Elegant and balanced palate very well integrated with aÊlong finish. Service and Food Pairing: Enjoy now or cellar for a few years. Serve at 16-18¡C (60 to 65¡F). Ideal companion for meats and elaborate dishes.

Color: Brilliant red purple color. Nose: Lovely ripeness with black and red fruit aromas alongÊwith spices hints. Palate: Elegant and balanced palate very well integrated with aÊlong finish. Service and Food Pairing: Enjoy now or cellar for a few years. Serve at 16-18¡C (60 to 65¡F). Ideal companion for meats and elaborate dishes.

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