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Casa Lapostolle Merlot Rapel Valley 2010

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.

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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.
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Editorial Reviews for Casa Lapostolle Merlot Rapel Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,075
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
89065213,075
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
24961290,500
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
1783064,202
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
6804463,173
2.50 5
10/04/2011

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
92549168,709
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
20275912,195
3.00 5
09/15/2011

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: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/12/2013

This is a new wine from Lapostolle, bearing a nose that’s intense and compact, with mineral and dark fruit aromas. It feels rich and muscular but not heavy, with berry, licorice, buttery oak and vanilla flavors. The finish is minty and chocolaty tasting. Carmenère, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah make up the blend.


External Review
02/06/2013

Intense purple color. Expressive nose full of fresh red fruit along with tobacco, cedar and tea leaf towards the finish. Fresh attack on the palate and a medium body. Finishing with very juicy tannins. The ideal companion for pastas, pork and grilled


External Review
11/30/2012

A dense, flashy red, displaying a toasty frame of fine tannins, with grilled herb and baking spice notes to the racy cassis, kirsch and plum skin flavors. Well-cut, with ample acidity and a minerally finish.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Leuchtend rot, lila eingefärbte Farbe. In der Nase würzig, reif von roten und schwarzen Beeren mit einer leichten Note von Tabak und Schokolade. Der Geschmack ist saftig und rund im Gaumen, mit einer samtigen Textur, im Nachgeschmack rote Früchte und würzige Aromen.


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.


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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.

Dietary Information: Organic


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