Dense, rich and creamy in the mouth, with a well balanced acidity that makes it alive and fresh, with a very pleasant...Read more...
Nose of melon and pineapple. Great balance of fruit and oak. Very tasty and lingering. -Tasted at The Hostile Grape 8/5/09 Read more
Nice, rich oakey. The descriptions above are spot on (WS). Read more
I agree with the notes on the nose from Vegas Oenophile, definite developed fruit leaning towards pineapple. It was a great companion to some Medit... Read more
Food Pairings for Lapostolle Alex Reserve/Chard
Nose of melon and pineapple. Great balance of fruit and oak. Very tasty and lingering. -Tasted at The Hostile Grape 8/5/09
Nice, rich oakey. The descriptions above are spot on (WS).
I agree with the notes on the nose from Vegas Oenophile, definite developed fruit leaning towards pineapple. It was a great companion to some Mediterranean appetizers both for the balanced oak, and for its general ability to please a table of 6 equally.
One of the best chardonnay .
External Reviews for Lapostolle Alex Reserve/Chard
As Chilean Chardonnays go, this single-vineyard bottling from Lapostolle is smooth and toasty, with plenty of vanilla, smoke and tropical fruit aromas. The vintage was a good one, and that's reflected in the wine's body, which is hefty and broad but nicely balanced by freshening acids. If you like vanilla and toast accenting ripe New World flavors, this is for you.
The 2005 Chardonnay "Cuvee Alexandre - Atalayas Vineyard" is a refined wine with nuances of vanilla, buttered toast, butterscotch, and tropical fruit flavors along with well-integrated oak. This nicely balanced, layered wine should drink well for the next 18-24 months.
Rich and stylish, with pear, fig, hazelnut and brioche notes that run through the rich, lengthy finish. A nice mineral hint really stretches it out. Drink now.
Nicely focused, with a racy core of fig, hazelnut and pear notes that stays pure and elegant as the toasty edge remains in the background. The finish is long and juicy. Very stylish. Drink now through 2008.
Light gold. Exotic aromas of smoked meat, poached pear, yellow plum and oak spices. Weighty but precise on the palate, offering lively citrus and pit fruit flavors and a jolt of candied licorice. The oak spice repeats on the finish, which is broad and gently sweet.
Focused and elegant, with deceptive length and power, this lets lush apple, pear, fig and toast notes stretch along languidly, yet never becomes tiring to drink. Well done. Drink now through 2006.
Buttery and rich, this is probably Lapostolle's best Chardonnay to date; it has sweet, alluring baked pear, apple and peach aromas followed by an intensely toasty but balanced palate that shows flavors of papaya, banana, pear and fine French oak. A wine to drink as soon as you can pop the cork.
Dense, rich and creamy in the mouth, with a well balanced acidity that makes it alive and fresh, with a very pleasant and persisting finish.
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