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Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Carmenere 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Cuvée Alexandre Carmenere from "La Isla" (The Island) was planted in 1998 in a special area of our Apalta Estate, coming from a selection of pre- phylloxera old vines that are one of the main components of Clos Apalta. We waited for 11 years to create this first Cuvée Carmenere, so the vines reached balance and the wine reflect this condition: concentration, soft tannins and flavors so typical of this great variety.

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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 Cuvée Alexandre Carmenere

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Snooth User: jintan
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0.00 5
01/08/2011

Costs. S$103. June 2006


Snooth User: Cysa04
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4.00 5
04/13/2009

Berry up front with some chocolate in the finish. Better after a day decanting


External Reviews for Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Carmenere

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
11/26/2008

Loads of ripe fruit, with plum, blackberry and boysenberry flavors pumping through, backed by suave, mocha-infused toast, mineral and spice notes. Long, fleshy finish has some serious grip. Carmenêre and Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/16/2009

Tiefe, intensive purpurrote Farbe. Eine komplexe, verführerische Nase von roten Früchten, Brombeeren, reifen Kirschen und Himbeeren, gemischt mit einem Hauch toastiger Noten von Vanille, dunkler Schokolade und Kaffee.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
02/06/2010

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast Estate bottled single vineyard Cabernet from Wine Enthusiast Magazine's 2008 New World Winery of the Year. The Apalta Vineyard is the gem of the estate in Chile's Colchagua Valley, with deeply rooted grapevines up to 60 years old. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot slowly macerated over four weeks then aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 75% new. An Editor's Choice, WE scored it 91 points saying "As always, this wine exhibits power and intensity, with leather, earth and beefy dark fruit making for an alluring bouquet. Round and ripe in the mouth, with big-time cherry and chocolate accents. A wine with true star power, and the lasting notes of smoke and charcoal are the real deal."


External Review
01/15/2010

Estate bottled single vineyard Cabernet from Wine Enthusiast Magazine's 2008 New World Winery of the Year. The Apalta Vineyard is the gem of the estate in Chile's Colchagua Valley, with deeply rooted grapevines up to 60 years old. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot slowly macerated over four weeks then aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 75% new. An Editor's Choice, WE scored it 91 points saying "As always, this wine exhibits power and intensity, with leather, earth and beefy dark fruit making for an alluring bouquet. Round and ripe in the mouth, with big-time cherry and chocolate accents. A wine with true star power, and the lasting notes of smoke and charcoal are the real deal."


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

91 Points - Wine EnthusiastEstate bottled single vineyard Cabernet from Wine Enthusiast Magazine's 2008 New World Winery of the Year. The Apalta Vineyard is the gem of the estate in Chile's Colchagu



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Our Cuvée Alexandre Carmenere from "La Isla" (The Island) was planted in 1998 in a special area of our Apalta Estate, coming from a selection of pre- phylloxera old vines that are one of the main components of Clos Apalta. We waited for 11 years to create this first Cuvée Carmenere, so the vines reached balance and the wine reflect this condition: concentration, soft tannins and flavors so typical of this great variety.

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