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Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2009

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96 points Wine Spectator: A gorgeous wine that deftly balances polished cassis, dark cherry reduction and blueberry notes on a compact frame. This is structured, with silky tannins lining the long finish that lingers on with hints of apple wood, spice box and underbrush. Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2014 through 2020. (10/17/12)

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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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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.50 5
06/15/2011

layers of raspberry and blackberry fruit, some bosenberry too, red spices with cinnamon touches, really nice!


Snooth User: Sirus
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4.50 5
04/25/2011

Love it after tested in 2010. Very smooth and round. Made in Chile but french style.


External Reviews for Lapostolle Clos Apalta

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Juicy layers of raspberry, vanilla and cassis bush are backed by a bouncy, slightly raisined finish. Also contains Carmenère, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2009.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
06/19/2013

Carmenere is an old Bordeaux variety that traveled to Chile two centuries ago, but it was not until the last 10 years that it finally stepped out into the spotlight. Intense, complex and full of aromas. White pepper and red fruit at the start, then prunes and black cherries with some hints of sweet spices. Juicy tannins with soft structure and balance. Fresh fruit flavors on the finish. The ideal companion for pasta, pork and grilled red meat.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A perennial Best buy Cab. The nose is smoky and rock-solid, with clean berry fruit and muscle. The palate is lively and secure, with balance, firm tannins, proper acidity and a tasty mix of cocoa, herbs and berry fruit. Finishes on the spot. Top flight in the under $15 category.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Light-bodied and fresh, with good red plum and grape flavors backed by a hint of tobacco on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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: Grand Wine Cellar
11/16/2013

Deep purple inky red color. On the nose, focused, with a very special purity of fresh black and red fruit and elegant herbs aromas. Elegant and balance on the palate with silky and juicy tannins. More fruit flavors and a very long finish.


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96 points Wine Spectator: A gorgeous wine that deftly balances polished cassis, dark cherry reduction and blueberry notes on a compact frame. This is structured, with silky tannins lining the long finish that lingers on with hints of apple wood, spice box and underbrush. Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2014 through 2020. (10/17/12)

Dietary Information: Organic


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