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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.

Member Reviews for Lapostolle Clos Apalta

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.50 5
06/15/2011

bold creamy rasberry fruit, awesome complexity of flavors, loaded with berry fruits


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.50 5
06/15/2011

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


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
3.50 5
09/11/2012

This is a really solid bottle for $15. Lots of cherry, blackberry notes, and spice. Good balance and a creamy mouth feel. I am excited to find a bottle this good at this price point.


Snooth User: Matthijs Visser
106842512,229
4.00 5
04/20/2012

Dark purple color, right up to the rim. Blackberry, plum, white pepper, and vanilla on the nose. Similar notes on the palate with plum, licorice, smoke, and cracked pepper flavors. Soft tannins and medium acidity. Medium body but medium+ intensity. High, but well integrated alcohol (15%).


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
02/01/2013

Lovely dusty nose of dark berry fruit with hints of nutmeg, wet stone, tar and black pepper. Big minerality among the cassis, currant and black/blueberry fruit. On the palate it's richly textured, full bodied and lush. Marked minerality on the palate with roasty notes and dark berry fruit. Tight acid and tannin yet so this should get better with another couple of years in the bottle. Great structure and this would do well with food. Sweeter berry notes on the lengthy but dry finish. 91 pts.


Snooth User: connie7899
43922955
1.50 5
03/24/2013

No staying power in fridge. Over oaked.


Snooth User: nventure
283212624
3.00 5
03/25/2011

3.25


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External Reviews for Lapostolle Clos Apalta

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This friendly red offers a nice beam of briar, raspberry and blackberry fruit, wrapped with judicious toast on the finish. Drink now.


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

Lively and fresh, with crushed raspberry and blueberry flavors, and a muscular, smoky finish.


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

Intense and saturated, with dark aromas of pencil lead, tree bark, cola and black fruits. In the mouth, it's full-force Cabernet. The blackberry and black cherry flavors are pure and satisfying, while the finish offers smoke, chocolate and coffee. This wine features ripeness and an overall quality rarely achieved by others in the price range.


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


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

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.


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
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Typically intense, polished and smooth up front, this has concentrated aromas of graphite, cola, wild berry, spice, coconut and wood. It feels full and makes a statement on the palate, where baked, earthy, fully loaded flavors of clove, herb and black fruit hold court. Oaky and spicy on the finish, this needs another 2andndash;4 years to fully settle.


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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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