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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Apalta Vineyard Carmenere 2008
Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Apalta Vineyard Carmenere 2008
(search item no. 102491)
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

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.
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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.