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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Apalta Vineyard Carmenere 2010
Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Apalta Vineyard Carmenere 2010
(search item no. 115152)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Brilliant red purple inked color. Packed with black and white spices, red pepper and grassy notes, ripe red and black fruit with light tobacco and bitter chocolate hints. Balanced and elegant, with a velvety texture, red fruit and cacao flavors aftertaste. Showing a medium body, with a round mid palate and a long finish, on a smoky spicy texture.

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.