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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2009
Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2009
(search item no. 119003)
green wine
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 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 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 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

Clos Apalta is a dark and deep inky purple red color. Still young, but opening towards ripe and expressive red fruit, such as plums, red cherries, dry figs and mocha notes. Sweet spices such as vanilla and clover touch towards the finish. With a concentrated structure, this wine has a around and packed attack followed by a pack of velvety and polished tannins filling the mid palate and a ripe and rich long lasting finish.

Blend: 78% Carmenere, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot

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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.