Lapostolle Merlot 2001

Merlot from Chile, South America

$14.99
Item No. 52203
  • red wine
  • RP88
  • WS87
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Winemaker's Notes

Deep, intense red-ruby color. Aromatic nose with lots of mature and cooked red fruit flavors. Very characteristic of the classical Casa Lapostolle Merlot, with a harmonious concentration and freshness. In the mouth, this medium-bodied wine shows good structure, with supple and refined tannins leading to a spicy, cherry finish.

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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 Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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