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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2005
Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2005
(search item no. 95273)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
James Suckling rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $129.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 James Suckling rating: 95 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

COLOR: Intense inked dark red with purple hints

NOSE: Exuberant and complex, with red and black fruit such as plums, black cherries combined with currant, berries, dry figs with black cocoa and a violet touch. Sweet spices like clover and vanilla give an elegant touch towards the finish.

MOUTH: Well balanced, an elegant wine which has a bright attack followed by round, velvety and polished tannins filling the mid palate and a rich long lasting finish.

SERVICE AND PAIRING: Decant for 3 hours and enjoy at room temperature. Ideal companion for game, lamb, and entrecote fillet. Also good with rich cocoa chocolate desserts.

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About Lapostolle:

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 approach to quality that make Grand Marnier a global success. Its objected is as simple as it is ambitious: to create world-class wines using French expertise and superb terroirs of Chile. Today, Lapostolle owns 370 hectares in three different vineyards and produces a total of 200,000 cases spread over Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere and Syrah. Lapostolle is distributed in more than 60 countries around the world.