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Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2006
Casa Lapostolle has been founded by the Marnier Lapostolle family from France and the Rabat family from Chile in 1994, through Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle, her husband Cyril de Bournet and Don José Rabat Gorchs. Today, Casa Lapostolle is 100% owned by the Marnier-Lapostolle group. The Marnier Lapostolle family, founders and owners of the world-renowned liqueur Grand Marnier, are known for producing spirits and liqueurs, but the family has been also involved in winemaking for generations. Originally winegrowers in the Loire Valley, the Marnier Lapostolle continue this vintner tradition today as owners of Chateau de Sancerre. This delicious Cabernet offers red fruit and cassis on the nose, with an elegant touch of oak. Medium-bodied, it has a soft structure with fine and delicate tannins.
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.
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).
Again, an excellent, complex, wonderfully balanced wine. Exquisite! - Tasted at Nora's Wine Bar 1/9/10
Great bargain cab from the Rapel Valley in Chile. Strong hints on the nose and palate of strawberries and other dark berries, cassis and some nice tannins which should ensure the decade age-worthiness the label claims.
Very nice nose and a fairly long finish. Very good inexpensive cab.
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.
A LOT of strawberry on the nose and pallet, very enjoyable. Definitely some good tannins, could be worth aging a bit. Finishes on some spicy/earthy notes to me, but discreet.
External Reviews for Lapostolle Clos Apalta
Light-bodied and fresh, with good red plum and grape flavors backed by a hint of tobacco on the finish. Drink now.
Am Gaumen ein dichter, samtiger, sinnlicher Wein. Die integrierten Tannine verleihen dem Wein die Feinheit und die weiche Struktur. Der Abgang ist lang und seidig.
Ripe and packed, especially for the vintage, with gorgeous blackberry, blueberry and fig fruit flavors liberally laced with bit�tersweet cocoa and Turkish coffee notes. Muscular but rounded, with briar and mineral notes buried deep on the fleshy finish. Impressive combination of density and purity. Carmenere, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2010 through 2016.
Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta Merlot / Carmenere 2006: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (24 Monate), lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Valle de RapelWeingut: Casa LapostolleRebsorte: Restzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: Rotwein
Lovely elegance here, with the toast and hazelnut notes playing second fiddle to the fig, pear and quince fruit. Stylish, juicy finish shows fine length. Drink now through 2003.
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.
Bargain hunters should stalk this toasty, firm, well-made Cab because there aren't many better in the price range. The palate features pure dark cherry and cassis flavors, while the structure is tight but not hard. Finishes with coffee and sweet, ripe tannins. Drink now and all the way through 2008.
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