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Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

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

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

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
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
11/12/2012

The winery is 100% gravity-fed spanning six levels. This rare vertical design allows the wine to flow naturally downward during every stage of the production, avoiding the need to pump, which can adversely affect the subtle flavours of the wine.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

This gorgeous wine deftly balances polished cassis, dark cherry reduction and blueberry notes on a compact frame. 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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

One of the best value-priced, big and rich wines yoursquo;re likely to find. The nose impresses with potent blackberry, cedar and marzipan aromas, and the palate bridges the gap between power and elegance. Tastes great, with herbal black cherry and cola leading the way. Very ripe but really well made.


External Review
09/23/2011

"Casa Lapostolle Carmenere 2009 has deep violet color with purple hints. Its nose is intense and complex nose full of aromas


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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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