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.
smooth and filled with berries at first and then a kick of spices and cloves with a meaty tannic finish, has amazing potential to age longer
- Tasted at Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience 2010
bottle says it can age for 10 years... thats questionable to say the least. This wine isnt bad, dirty nose, bark, stone, plummy. For the $ its a solid pick.
I can't quite remember exactly how this bottle tasted (no, I didn't black out from getting shit-faced) as it was awhile ago and I never reviewed it sooner. Other than the label, the wine doesn't stick out in my memory too much; therefore, I know it was a good bottle of wine but not the best...this review isn't helpful at all.
Autumn berries fruits with hints of cinnamon with young and intense bright purple red. Very clean and intense aromas with delightfully fresh red fruit and black pepper dominating the nose. Well structured and juicy tannins that evolve towards a fresh and mouth-watering natural acidity in the mid palate. The finish is long and shows a light touch of oak. Just fantastic with pasta cannelloni bolognese, and light red meats. Great for garden and entertainment.
Good solid Cab. Tight structure, nicely balanced - not too tannic. Cherry/berry fruit with hints of coffee bean/cocoa. Nice clean finish. Let it breath a for a bit. A steal at under 10 bucks.
Loved this wine!
External Reviews for Cuvee Alexandre 009676 Casa Lapostolle Carmenere Cuv Alex
Smoky, with a slightly firm edge to the raspberry and dark plum fruit. Coffee and loam hints frame the finish. Drink now.
"Casa Lapostolle Merlot Alexandre Cuvee 2007 is of inky deep red with bright violet hints. It is made out of expressive red fruit
Lapostelle did not produce their top-flight Clos Apalta in rsquo;98, so the best selection from their carmenere vineyards went into this exceptional blend with Merlot. The color is opaque, with a brightness at the edge of the glass. The aroma, at first peppery, develops a significant spice, then a scent of earthiness as if smelling the fine, gravelly soils of Apalta in which the vines were grown. On the palate, itrsquo;s carmenere in the best sense, chocolate-rich, with deep well of dark fruit flavor and a lively balance. The round, clay-like tannins are smooth as a sucking stone. Ready to enjoy now with rich foods like duck empanadas, this will mature well over the next year or two.
Great ripeness and concentration give this powerful Chilean red depth and persistence. It offers explosive cassis and blackberry flavors, with ripe, muscular tannins and plenty of toasty oak grace notes. It has some jagged edges now but should bloom with time in the bottle; best from 2000 through 2010.
Juicy and dark, with blackberry and cassis flavors and well-integrated toast, spice and chocolate notes. Fleshy and extracted, with a muscular finish mdash; a Merlot in Cabernet clothing. Drink now through 2002.
Superb old-vine fruit and stellar winemaking combine in this luscious red from Lapostolle. Michel Rolland has translated the best of Chilean terroir into a style that needs no explanation. Itrsquo;s deep, dark and delicious, with a sheen of new oak glistening over the dense core of fruit. And the fruit is taut enough to put up a fight with the oak through a long, earthy finish. For three vintages in a row, this has been among the very best reds made in Chile. Watch for a new red from Lapostolle, positioned above the Cuveacute;e Alexandre, to be released next year.
Glimpses of smoke and cassis give way to a thick, dense and extracted Merlot with ripe currant and boysenberry flavors. Itrsquo;s all harnessed by a tannic shell thatrsquo;s ripe and well-sculpted and needs a little time to unwind. Best after 2000.
Food Pairings for Cuvee Alexandre 009676 Casa Lapostolle Carmenere Cuv Alex
Dietary Information: Organic
Best Wine Deals
Alexander Grappa (NV)Wishlisted
Booker Vineyard Sweet (2012)Reviewed
Booker Vineyard Tempranillo Paso Robles (2013)Rated
Champagne and Burgundy Celebrate World Heritage StatusReplied
Booker Vineyard Fulldraw Gsm (2013)Rated
Ironstone Vineyards Symphony Obsession (2013)Cellared
Booker Vineyard Grenache "The Ripper" Paso Robles (2013)Rated
Black Hand Cellars Cabernet Franc (2010)Rated
Calera Viognier Mount Harlan (2013)Reviewed
Calera Pinot Noir Mount Harlan Mills Vineyard (2012)Reviewed