Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Apalta Vineyard Carmenere 2008

Carmenere from Chile, South America

$16.49
Item No. 102491
  • red wine
  • ST91
  • W&S90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Deep dark purple red, very intense color. Expressive nose, with spices, red and black fruit, some smoky tones, chocolate and herbal notes at the end. Smooth and well balanced tannins, with a good structure and a long finish. Service and Food Pairing: Ready to drink now or cellar for several years. Decant and serve at 16-18°C (60 to 65°F). Ideal companion for meats and elaborate dishes.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright purple. Blackcurrant, graphite, mocha and sexy oak on the nose. Lush and sweet, with attractive spiciness to the flavors of red and dark berries and cocoa powder. Pliant, smooth and impressively focused carmenere, finishing with sweet tannins and lovely persistence. "
91 Points

"Ripe with candied fig and cherry jam flavors, this carmenère blends herbal notes into a big, powerful wine that suffuses the palate with its sweetness."
90 Points

Learn About Lapostolle Map ItMap It

Lapostolle was founded by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her husband Cyril de Bournet in 1994. The Marnier Lapostolle family, founders and owners of the world-renowned liqueur Grand Marnier, is famous for producing spirits and liqueurs, but the family has also been involved in winemaking for generations. In creating Lapostolle, the family has pursued the same uncompromising...

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Carmenere

Carmenere(car-men-YEHR) Chilean Jewel Carmenere is yet another grape that was eventually exiled from the Bordeaux blend. In the late 1800's, Carmenere was brought over to Chile from France, and it never turned back. For a while, Chilean growers thought this grape was Merlot and labeled their wines as such. But in the early nineties, thanks to DNA...

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