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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2008
Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2008
(search item no. 109820)
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 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
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2005 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine News 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:

The 2005 vintage of this wine was ranked #1 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2008

Deep purple inky red color. On the nose, focused, with a very special purity of fresh black and red fruit and elegant herbs aromas. Elegant and balance on the palate with silky and juicy tannins. More fruit flavors and a very long finish.

Open and leave to breathe for a couple of hours or carefully decant for minimum 1 hour and enjoy at room temperature; 60 to 65 F. Ideal companion for game, lamb, and entrecote fillet. Also good with rich cocoa chocolate deserts.

Blend: 73% Carmenere, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot

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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.